Ann Arbor, MI, March 10, 2015 – The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) has been named a top graduate nursing school by U.S. News & World Report, tying for the ranking of 6th in the nation. Among the master's specialty programs ranked by the publication for 2016, UMSN earned top 10 rankings for several, including:

  • Nursing Administration, 2ndUM School of Nursing is ranked 6th overall in grad programs according to US News

  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, 3rd

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, 3rd

  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, 9th

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 10th

  • Nurse Midwifery, 10th

"Our school has outstanding graduate programs led by renowned faculty, and we appreciate this acknowledgement of our efforts and outcomes," said Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN FAAN, Dean of University of Michigan School of Nursing. "In addition to a technologically advanced new building, we celebrate unparalleled research activity and emphasis on engaged learning and mentorship to graduate tomorrow's top clinicians and health care leaders."

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report this year asked for statistical data on graduate nursing programs, in addition to peer assessment reputation surveys. The information was collected from more than 500 accredited graduate programs in nursing. The organization has announced plans to rank graduate nursing programs annually with this new methodology.

Among other University of Michigan graduate health science programs ranked this year:

  • U-M Medical School primary care is 5th in the nation, and its geriatrics is 4th, and its family medicine, internal medicine, and women’s health are all 7th.

  • U-M School of Public Health is 4th, and its Health Care Management program is 1st. 

There are a number of specialties that are not ranked annually. Read a summary of U-M program rankings for 2016.

Watch the U.S. News & World Report rankings promotional video (featuring Michigan nursing students in the footage):



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