10 best colleges for nursing, according to Niche 2019 ranking

4 Georgia nursing programs rank among nation’s 100 best 

The latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report highlight the state’s graduate programs.

The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings have recognized four Georgia graduate nursing programs among the country’s top 100.

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For the new report, analysts surveyed the 584 nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs accredited in late summer 2018 by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. For the U.S. News ranking, 279 nursing programs responded and 253 provided sufficient data to be included in the list.

The programs were ranked based on 14 indicators, including quality assessment, mean undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate, output productivity, percentage of faculty with important academic achievements in nursing or student-faculty ratio.

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Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing ranked fourth in America and No. 1 in the state for its master’s program. It also tied for ninth for its Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. 

The college has previously ranked among the top three graduate programs in America (U.S News & World Report) and earned recognition for its nurse practitioner, adult/gerontology care and acute care programs.

The Atlanta school was also recently named the second best college for nursing in the country by Niche.com.

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Other Georgia programs among the top nursing schools in America:

  • Augusta University (No. 83)
  • Georgia College & State University (No. 97)
  • Georgia State University (No. 99)

Here are the 10 best graduate programs for nursing in the country, according to US News:

1. Johns Hopkins University

2. Duke University

3. University of Pennsylvania

4. Emory University

5. Columbia University, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, Yale University (tie)

8. Ohio State University, Rush University, Vanderbilt University (tie)

More at usnews.com.

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