Best Grad Schools: SONHS in Top 30

Best Grad Schools: SONHS in Top 30

By SONHSNews

Best Grad Schools: SONHS in Top 30

By SONHSNews
U.S. News & World Report’s new guide ranks the school’s nursing master’s degree as Florida’s top program, while the Doctor of Nursing Practice program jumps 11 spots closer to No. 1 nationwide
Washington, D.C. – March 29, 2022 – The newly released U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2023 places the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) among the Top 30 nursing schools in the United States for both its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs.

“This is great news for the University of Miami,” said SONHS Dean and Professor Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS. “I am extremely proud of our school’s strong record of evaluation in U.S. News & World Report. Our increasingly positive rankings are testament to growing recognition from peer institutions and health care professionals for the rigorous work our faculty and students do to transform lives and health care through education, research, innovation, and service across the hemisphere.”

The school’s MSN program is No. 1 in Florida, according to the 2023 Best Nursing Schools Master’s Programs guide. Ranked No. 29 nationally, the MSN program is up 5 spots from last year (No. 34) and up 9 from 2018 (No. 38). The MSN degree at SONHS offers a wide range of advanced educational and clinical experience, with first-time pass rates on nurse practitioner certification exams well above the national average.

The DNP program at SONHS ranks No. 27 among the 2023 Best Nursing Schools DNP Programs—its highest-ever placement on this list and an 11-spot leap from 2022 (No. 38). SONHS first launched a DNP degree program in 2009, established Florida’s first-ever BSN-to-DNP Nurse Anesthesia track in 2014, and announced three new BSN-to-DNP tracks this year. Graduates of these programs are prepared to be innovators in advanced practice nursing and health care leadership.

“Being included in the top tier of this established guide to graduate nursing programs offers an evidence-based snapshot of what sets our school apart at the national level,” said Mary Hooshmand, PhD, RN, associate dean for graduate clinical programs. “I hope these data will encourage prospective graduate nursing students to take an even closer look at the wealth of novel, optimistic, world-changing opportunities we have to offer in the wholly unique and diverse health care environment that is Miami.”

U.S. News bases its graduate nursing program rankings on over a dozen indicators under the general areas of quality assessment, faculty resources, research, student selectivity, and program size. U.S. News also ranks graduate programs in business, law, medicine, and a variety of other disciplines. By collecting graduate school data annually, U.S. News is able to present the most current figures on enrollment, job placement, faculty, and other critical quality indicators that help prospective students to make informed decisions about post-baccalaureate education.

In addition to its graduate rankings, SONHS ranked No. 31 in the first-ever U.S. News evaluation of 694 undergraduate nursing programs for 2022.

Located at the Gateway to the Americas in Coral Gables, FL, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is home to a diverse student body and this year ranks No. 22 for National Institutes of Health funding to nursing schools. Its strong program of mission-driven research and scholarly work addresses a range of areas, with a primary focus on vulnerable populations and health equity. For more information about SONHS, visit http://www.sonhs.miami.edu. For more information on U.S. News rankings, visit www.usnews.com/grad or https://bit.ly/2023TopNursingSchools.