DUSON Ranked Highly by US News, NIH


Two major organizations have released rankings, and Duke University School of Nursing placed highly in both.

US News & World Report published their new list of Best Online Nursing Schools, and for the first time, they also ranked individual nursing majors, placing DUSON:

  • #1 Family Nurse Practitioner Program

  • #1 Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

  • #1 Psychiatric Nursing Program Across the Continuum

  • #1 Nursing Administration/Leadership Program

  • #1 Nursing Education Program

This recognition is especially gratifying because DUSON prides itself on more than two decades as a leader in distance-based education. Its online programs allow students from across the country the opportunity to attend Duke while still maintaining a full-time career. The School is ranked #7 overall and #4 for veterans.

US News will release their Best Graduate Nursing School rankings later this spring.

Additionally, the National Institutes of Health have finalized their research rankings. DUSON saw double-digit growth over the last year, both in total number of NIH-funded projects (22, which ranked #3 in the country) and in grant amounts ($6.9 million, which ranked #9). The school was also ranked #2 in the number of F31 grants awarded (Individual Predoctoral Fellowships).

Research is at the heart of DUSON’s mission, impacting both the professional development of faculty and students as well as public health in the wider world. It is inextricably linked with the school’s pillar of educational excellence, and a major factor in drawing the best students and faculty members to Duke.

“We celebrate these wonderful achievements,” said Marion Broome, dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing for Duke University School of Nursing; vice chancellor for Nursing Affairs for Duke University; and associate vice president for Academic Affairs for Nursing for Duke University Health System. “We are thankful for our faculty, staff, students, alumni and outside supporters who are committed to ensuring that we can do the important work that the future of nursing demands.”

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