Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) rose to seventh place in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate schools of nursing in the United States. In the previous ranking, released in 2007, DUSON was rated 15th.
U.S. News and World Report also ranked specialized programs within the master of science in nursing degree. DUSON’s pediatric nursing program ranked fifth nationally; the adult nurse practitioner program, tenth; gerontology, tenth; the anesthesiology program ranked eleventh.
“Our U.S. News and World Report rankings reflect the esteem our peer institutions have for the high quality of our work here at Duke University School of Nursing,” said Dean Catherine L. Gilliss, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Nursing and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs.
“Over the last decade, the Duke University School of Nursing has assumed a national and international leadership position in the field of nursing. The accomplishments of our faculty and students are distinctive and bring recognition to the School,” Gilliss said.
For the 2010 fiscal year, faculty members at DUSON received $3.8 million in training grants and $4.4 million in research grants, for a total of $8.2 million in sponsored funding. More than 730 students are now enrolled across DUSON’s four innovative degree programs (ABSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD). Many programs are now available online and are meeting the needs of students in remote geographic locations in the U.S. and in sites around the world.