The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing tied for fourth in the 2011 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings. This is a move up from its tie for fifth place in 2007, the last time the publication ranked graduate-level nursing programs.
The School’s average assessment score of 4.5 matched that of the University of California-San Francisco and placed it just under Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Washington, which all tied for first with a score of 4.6. The U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on the ratings of peer academic experts and will appear in the 2012 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”
SON also ranked in the top ten for several nursing specialties. It tied for fourth in the psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse specialist category, placed tenth for pediatric nurse practitioner, and was sixth for nursing service administration. See all the nursing rankings here.