UNLV School of Nursing Rises in New U.S. News & World Report Rankings

UNLV School of Nursing moves up in U.S. News & World rankings
Mar. 17, 2020


UNLV School of Nursing master’s and doctoral programs both rank 40th nationally in annual ranking of top grad and professional programs.


LAS VEGAS – March 17, 2020 – The UNLV School of Nursing is continuing to cement itself as one of the nation’s best, as two of its graduate programs made significant gains in the latest compilation of top graduate and professional schools released today by U.S. News & World Report.

The school’s master’s and doctoral programs both ranked 40th overall, a 36-spot jump for the master’s program and 49-spot ascent for the doctoral program.

The latest announcement comes two months after U.S. News ranked the school’s online nursing master’s program 11th best as part of its annual survey of the country’s top online programs.

“The latest ranking is a reflection of how our hard-working students, faculty, staff, and alumni continue to remain committed to advancing the quality of our nursing education programs,” said School of Nursing Dean Angela Amar. “In a time when the novel coronavirus is disrupting our lives and bringing tragedy to parts of the world, it’s good to be reminded that UNLV’s School of Nursing plays a critical role in helping to grow and bolster the state’s health care workforce.”

The UNLV School of Nursing currently offers a Master of Science in Nursing that features two tracks, family nurse practitioner and nurse educator; a Doctor of Nursing Practice; and a Ph.D. in nursing, all of which are offered fully online. An advanced graduate certificate for nurse practitioners in psychiatric mental health will debut in Fall 2021.

Today’s announcement also comes on the heels of the school – one of just 10 programs nationwide – being named a 2019 Center of Excellence from the National League for Nursing, the leading professional organization for nurse educators. The school’s graduate programs are also among a UNLV-record 22 programs that are ranked among the top 100 in their fields as part of the latest U.S. News rankings.

Programs are ranked by discipline or specialty and evaluated based on criteria specific to each degree field, expert opinions about program excellence, and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.