UConn Nursing in the Top 10 of National Online Programs

U.S. News & World Report placed the School as No. 8 in online nursing master's programs around the country, moving up 10 spots from last year, and first among such programs in New England.

A view of the School of Nursing with Wilbur Cross in the background.

Storrs Hall (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

The U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Online Programs rankings have been announced, and we are pleased to report that the UConn School of Nursing has placed eighth in country for its Online Graduate Nursing programs.

UConn is already ranked number one in the New England region for its online nursing master’s programs, so it proves exceptional to be ranked within the top ten of the nation. The 2024 online nursing master’s rankings evaluated 204 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 and master’s-level disciplines.

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 practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, nurse educator, neonatal nurse practitioner concentration, and nurse leader.

The graduate program was established in 1971 and has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Its experienced faculty prepares skilled nurse leaders who synthesize the best evidence and translate it into practice to advance health locally and globally. Graduate students are offered flexible online programming, superior clinical experiences, multiple concentration options, and a superior certification pass rate.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a highly ranked nursing program among peer institutions. While only one indicator of success, these top distinctions are a testament to the School of Nursing’s commitment to educational excellence, student success and graduate preparedness.  Congratulations truly belong to our faculty and staff for their dedication and service that has resulted in this incredible outcome.” – Dr. Annette Jakubišin Konicki, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

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, this year exceeding last year’s application by over 30%. Exceeding enrollment numbers and the high demand for nurses are a part of the school’s growing success and have strongly contributed to the need for a larger school, faculty, and student population- all a part of the plan in the new UConn Nursing Building. The new home of UConn Nursing will continue to pave the path in innovative research, world renowned faculty teaching, and diversified programs with increased enrollment and resources.

“The significant rise to #8 in our national rankings demonstrates UConn Nursing’s outstanding program and the school’s commitment to innovative, high-quality nursing education. UConn Nursing faculty are dedicated to preparing the next generation of advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and nurse leaders. Our graduates are poised to address the complexities of nursing care; advance evidence-based practice that promotes health equity; and be leaders who champion the transformation of healthcare. UConn Nursing is proud to recognize our exemplary faculty and students.” – Dean Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN, FAHA, FHFSA, FAAN

To review the complete list of the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs rankings and to obtain ranking standards, please visit https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/rankings.

For anyone interested in applying for the online Nursing Graduate programs, please contact nursingadmissions@uconn.edu.



Student Writer Nicole Dobrzanski, contributed to this report.