School of Nursing Ranks Among Top 20 Online Master’s Programs for 2023

U.S. News & World Report placed the UConn School of Nursing as No. 1 in online nursing master’s programs in New England and has tied for No. 18 among the country’s online nursing master’s program.

Storrs Hall is seen from the opposite side of Swan Lake.

UConn School of Nursing. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2023 rankings for the best online nursing master’s programs in the country. We are pleased to report that the UConn School of Nursing has again proven to be exceptional nationwide within its graduate programs.

Online school programs have remained competitive over the years. UConn’s School of Nursing has managed to thrive and stay within the top 20 in the nation.  The 2023 online nursing master’s rankings evaluated 203 programs across the country and evaluated more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.  The best online programs include rankings of bachelor’s programs as well as master’s-level disciplines.  These rankings only include degree-granting programs that are offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions.

“This prestigious ranking reflects students’ hard work in a competitive program and our faculty’s continued dedication to their students’ success.  I am delighted that for the first time all of our master’s tracks, not just our highly rated Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track, have contributed to our No. 18 ranking,” Dean Deborah Chyun says.

“Our national standing clearly showcases the outstanding graduate program at the UConn School of Nursing.” Dean Chyun

UConn’s School of Nursing offers a significant opportunity for online programs in continuing education.  This has grown from past years to include: family nurse practitioneradult gerontology acute care nurse practitioneradult gerontology primary care nurse practitionernurse educator, neonatal nurse practitioner concentration, and nurse leader.

“The UConn School of Nursing master’s program supports students in becoming leaders and science-driven practitioners who can meet the evolving and diverse health care needs of their communities.  It is exciting to see the rankings which are a true testament to the determination and commitment of our faculty and students” says Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Annette Jakubisin Konicki.

As the University of Connecticut continues to grow, the School of Nursing is excelling in enrollment and diversity.  The past two years have had the highest applicant number in the school’s history.  Exceeding enrollment numbers and diversifying programs have been one of the highlights of this past year, with extensive plans underway for 2023.  UConn’s School of Nursing continues to pave the path in innovative research, excellence in nursing courses, and diversified programs which allow for continued areas of study.

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