U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School Rankings, released on March 30, places the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at sixth in the nation. The program came up two spots from eighth in last year’s rankings.
Pitt Nursing’s Health Systems Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice concentration is now ranked fourth in the nation.
These rankings represent a weighted average of indicators that include peer assessment, student selectivity and achievement, mean grade-point average, acceptance rate, student-faculty ratio, faculty credentials and academic achievements, and research activity.
Earlier this month, QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked Pitt Nursing 21st in the world, and 11th in the United States. The school’s research focus also has received recent recognition, maintaining its position of sixth place among schools of nursing receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health.