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UNLV Nursing Online Master's Program Maintains High National Ranking

U.S. News & World Report ranks UNLV degree program in top 20 for sixth consecutive year.
Campus News  |  Jan 9, 2018  |  By Kevin Dunegan
Media Contact: Kevin Dunegan, (702) 895-3259 or

UNLV School of Nursing ranked among the country’s top online graduate nursing programs, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report list of best online graduate degree programs.

The school’s Masters of Science in Nursing program tied for 16th out of 159 surveyed programs that offer curriculums entirely online, jumping four places from 20 last year. The UNLV School of Nursing has appeared among the list’s top 20 since 2013.

U.S. News ranked online nursing programs in five distinct areas: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity.

The school’s master’s program offers two tracks—family nurse practitioner and nurse educator—that prepare advanced clinicians and educators in nursing to serve the health needs of the community and educate future nursing care providers.

The UNLV School of Nursing offers all of its graduate level courses online, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a PhD in Nursing.

Visit U.S. News and World Report to view the complete list of rankings and ranking methodology.


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 30,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.