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U.S. News and World Report Ranks Duke University School of Nursing among Top Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) ranks seventh among the nation’s online graduate nursing programs in the category of “faculty credentials and training,” according to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings which were publically released today.

U.S. News and World Report assessed online graduate nursing programs in four areas: admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology. In addition to its seventh-place ranking for faculty credentials and training, DUSON ranked sixteenth for student services and technology.

Duke University School of Nursing offers online programs that award a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, a Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Over 500 individuals enrolled for Fall 2011 courses in the MSN, PMC, and DNP programs.

About DUSON
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), as a diverse community of scholars and clinicians, educates the next generation of transformational leaders in nursing, advances nursing science in issues of global import, and fosters the scholarly practice of nursing. In 2011, US News and World Report ranked Duke among the top seven graduate schools of nursing in the nation. The School offers masters, PhD, and doctor of nursing practice degrees, as well as an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree to students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree. More than 750 individuals enrolled for Fall 2011 classes, the largest number of students in the School’s 80-year history.