February 27, 1998

School of Nursing rated among best in country

The Family Nurse Practitioner program of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing was ranked eighth in the nation out of 255 such programs in the annual survey of graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The issue appeared in newsstands Feb. 23.

As reported in last week's VUMC Reporter, VUSN was ranked 24th in the nation in master's degree programs in Nursing. To put that ranking in context, there are 313 master's degree-granting nursing programs in the United States.

The magazine's annual survey of graduate schools in many professional fields weighs such factors as reputation, research activity, student selectivity, and faculty resources.

As reported last week, the Vanderbilt School of Medicine was ranked 15th out of 125 medical schools in the country, and in separate rankings based on specialties and subspecialties, Vanderbilt's graduate programs in Audiology were ranked third and Speech Pathology was ranked seventh.