MSU Nursing Moves up in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
April 27, 2012
The U.S. News and World Report on America’s Best Graduate Schools ranks the Michigan State University College of Nursing in the top eight percent of graduate programs in the nation. The College of Nursing received a ranking of 36 out of 442 schools in the country, up from a ranking of 47 in 2007 when the survey was last conducted.
Other schools of nursing that shared a ranking of 36 include: University of Kansas, Georgetown University, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio.
“It is always encouraging to increase our rankings in this reputational survey. It means that we are better known nationally and associated with high quality educational programs and excellent faculty,” said Dean Mary Mundt. “We are proud of our progress and the success of our students and alumni. We are committed to continuing our high quality programs and it is wonderful to be recognized.”
First-time Rankings for Nurse Anesthesia
The educational journey of MSU’s first class of nurse anesthesia students began in January of 2008. This is the first time the MSU Nurse Anesthesia nursing concentration has been included in the U.S. News and World Report rankings – receiving 32 out of 100 when compared to other anesthesia programs.
“I am pleased to share our first-time rankings for the nurse anesthesia concentration in the master’s program. The excellent reputation of the program and national recognition of a ranking of 32 is an amazing accomplishment for a new program,” said Mundt. “Dr. Henry Talley has done an excellent job leading the growth of this new program and we are so pleased with the success of the students and recent graduates.”
MSU’s College of Nursing currently enrolls an estimated 200 graduate students in the Master of Science in nursing program with 31 students in the anesthesia concentration.
Students from the master’s program also top the list with their strong performance on certification exams. The first cohort of nurse anesthesia students earned a 100% certification pass rate and all graduates from the nurse practitioner concentration passed the certification examination for 2009 at 100%.
Nursing Graduate School Rankings.