For Nurses by Nurses

Top Grad Schools USA

Source: US News

In fall 2010, surveys were conducted for 2011 rankings of schools of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (response rate: 61 percent); healthcare management programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (76 percent); master’s programs in nursing accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (33 percent); graduate nurse anaesthesia programs accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anaesthesia Educational Programs of the American Association of Nurse Anaesthetists (49 percent); graduate nurse-midwifery programs accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (59 percent); physician assistant programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (45 percent); rehabilitation counsellor education programs accredited by the Commission on Standards and Accreditation: Council on Rehabilitation Education (40 percent); and veterinary schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (48 percent). Peer surveys were conducted by the market research firm Synovate.

The nursing specialty programs are ranked based solely on input from educators at peer nursing institutions, who nominated up to 10 schools for excellence in each area; schools with the most votes are listed.

The number of schools surveyed were: audiology—78, clinical psychology—215, healthcare management—75, nursing—467, nurse anaesthesia—113, nurse-midwifery—38, occupational therapy—156, pharmacy—125, physical therapy—201, physician assistant—130, public health—44, rehabilitation counselling—98, social work—206, speech-language pathology—250, and veterinary medicine—28.

Rank School name Score
#1 Johns Hopkins   UniversityBaltimore,   MD 4.6
#1 University of   PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia,   PA 4.6
#1 University of   WashingtonSeattle,   WA 4.6
#4 University of   California–​San FranciscoSan   Francisco, CA 4.5
#4 University of   North Carolina–​Chapel HillChapel   Hill, NC 4.5
#6 University of   Michigan–​Ann ArborAnn   Arbor, MI 4.4
#7 Duke   UniversityDurham,   NC 4.3
#7 Oregon Health   and Science UniversityPortland,   OR 4.3
#7 University of   PittsburghPittsburgh,   PA 4.3
#7 Yale   UniversityNew   Haven, CT 4.3