U.S. News Ranks Graduate Nursing Program in Top 100 for Eighth Year

U.S. News & World Report ranked Clarkson College in the top 100 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs in the nation for the eighth year in a row.

The ranking is a testament to program faculty and College leadership who are dedicated to providing high quality education. “It is an honor to receive the U.S. News & World Report ranking for Online Nursing Programs for so many years,” said Director of Graduate Nursing Dr. Layna Himmelberg. “This truly shows what great things the Clarkson College faculty, staff and administration do for our students.”

U.S. News & World Report collected data through statistical questionnaires sent to institutions offering online master’s degree programs in nursing in the 2018-19 academic year. Programs must be accredited by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and offer all required non-clinical coursework through internet-based distance education courses. The rankings recognize the best online graduate nursing programs based on five factors:

  • Engagement (30 percent)
  • Faculty Credentials and Training (20 percent)
  • Expert Opinion (20 percent)
  • Student Excellence (15 percent)
  • Services and Technology (15 percent)

U.S. News & World Report also compiled data using peer assessment surveys administered to deans of nursing schools with online graduate programs and top distance learning officials. Participants responded by evaluating the academic quality of other programs based on a numbered scale.

Driven by its reputation as a leader in health care education and by the Clarkson College Mission and Values, the program continues to make strides in nursing education. “We take great pride in what we do every day as we strive to fulfill our Mission to prepare students to be the best health care providers that they can be,” said Dr. Himmelberg.

The Clarkson College Graduate Nursing program is accredited by ACEN. Students enrolled in the program choose from specialties in Nursing Education, Nursing Health Care Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Post-MSN certificate programs are also available online.

To view the complete list of this year’s rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.