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College of Nursing Rankings

RUSH College of Nursing received top rankings in the 2024-2025 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” survey.

All five ranked Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks are among the top three nationwide in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-2025 Best Graduate Schools rankings released on April 9. RUSH also ranks No. 1 among nursing programs in Illinois.

The College of Nursing ranked in the top three in five categories:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (No. 2)
  • Adult Gerontology, Primary Care (No. 2)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health (No. 2)
  • DNP Leadership (No. 3)
  • Adult Gerontology, Acute Care (No. 3)

The College of Nursing also ranked No. 6 in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree category. The Nurse Anesthesia program was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its strength and contributions to the field.

Additionally, the online master’s programs ranked among the top 10 programs in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs.

“We are very proud to have the strengths of our doctoral tracks recognized once again by U.S. News & World Report,” says Christine M. Kennedy, PhD, RN, the John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean, College of Nursing and Interim Provost for RUSH University. “These strong rankings demonstrate our commitment to academic excellence in the preparation of the next generation of nursing leaders who will advance health care.”