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DNP program ranked in Top 50


The Michigan State University College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program was ranked in the Top 50 nationally in the 2023-2024 U.S. News Best Grad School Rankings, released today.

“The MSU College of Nursing has been committed to educational excellence in both our curriculum and clinical experiences to ensure students experience the high-quality education needed to initiate quality improvements and evidence-based practices immediately following graduation,” said Dean Leigh Small. “We are pleased to see U.S. News also recognizes this and we look forward to continuing to innovate and educate and improve the health of all individuals.”

The MSU College of Nursing is home to multiple DNP programs, with additional concentrations in some areas:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Anesthesiology
  • Post-master’s DNP
  • Nurse Practitioner, three concentrations:
    • Adult Gerontology
    • Family
    • Psychiatric Mental Health

The college also offers all the above programs — save, Nurse Anesthesiology — in a master’s format. Graduate program applicants can also opt for certificates in several programs or a PhD program for aspiring nurse scientists.

The full rankings are available here.