College of Nursing

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Learn more about how innovation is part of the College of Nursing’s heritage and how it drives our future.

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Whether you are new to nursing or want to advance your current practice with a doctorate, a RUSH nursing degree prepares you to be a leader.

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Our nursing college faculty and the Office of Faculty Practice are nationally and internationally known for their expertise, encompassing nursing education, practice and research.

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Our nurse researchers lead a range of multidisciplinary studies targeting the prevention and treatment of health problems at the bedside and in the community.

U.S. News - Best Grad Schools - DNP - 2023

We’re ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, online graduate nursing programs, and ranked top five in all categories. 

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If improving lives drives your passion for nursing excellence, pursue it here as part of our nationally and internationally recognized team.

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We host online information sessions where you can learn more about specific programs. Click through to find an upcoming session in your program of interest.

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College of Nursing Among Top in U.S. News Rankings

RUSH College of Nursing reinforced its national reputation for excellence in nursing education in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings. All eight ranked programs are in the top five nationwide, and the Clinical Nurse Leader Master’s track garnered the No. 1 spot and the overall DNP program ranked No. 2 for the second consecutive year.

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