UVA School of Nursing's programs ascended in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and are now tied for #8 in the nation among public nursing programs and home to a #1-in-the-nation Clinical Nurse Leader master's program.
In its annual Guide to Best Graduate Schools, 2021 edition, U.S. News offered applause to four of the School's program, including:
- #1 Clinical Nurse Leader program
- #15 master’s programs, overall (#8 among public nursing schools)
- #17 Doctor of Nursing Practice program
- #10 Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner program
The School improved in metrics related to its reputation, faculty members' research funding, the proportion of professors who are engaged in a clinical practice, and student-teacher ratios.
"In what is rapidly becoming a historic moment in our quickly-changing world, given the impact of COVID-19, it’s important not to overlook a much-welcome piece of good news that I’m quite happy to share," said Pam F. Cipriano, Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor and Dean, who offered praise to faculty, staff, students, and alumni for the rankings achievement.
"It’s a bit of good news in what has otherwise been a rather surreal week. I thank each of you for your contributions to our School’s continuity, and our collective, ongoing success. We are all in this together!"