Tacoma Program Contributes to School of Nursing National Ranking

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Reputation, strength of faculty lead to #4 among public schools that offer MN degree.

The UW School of Nursing, a tri-campus unit that includes the nursing programs on the Tacoma and Bothell campuses, was ranked #4 nationally among public schools that offer a Master’s degree in the 2020 ranking of best nursing schools by U.S. News and World Report. That ranking is specific to the programs on the Tacoma and Bothell campuses. The 2020 ranking is the first year that data from all three campuses was included in the material reviewed by U.S. News.

UW was one of more than 562 school ranked.

Other recognition received by the School of Nursing includes a #1 ranking among public schools that offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree; a #1 ranking for a public school with a family nurse practitioner track; a #1 ranking for a public school with an adult gerontology/primary care track; and a #3 rank among public schools with a psychiatric/mental health practitioner track.

“We are proud to have once again received the top ranking among public schools that grant a DNP degree and are pleased to have received a very high ranking for a public school that provides a master’s degree,” stated Executive Dean Azita Emami. She added, “While top rankings are significant because they validate the good work that we do, our School is committed to the most important measure of success: the ability to produce diverse graduates who can advance nursing science and leadership by providing expert, evidence-based, culturally congruent care to address health disparities in Seattle and around the world.”

Written by: 
John Burkhardt / April 1, 2019
Media contact: 

John Burkhardt, UW Tacoma Communications, 253-692-4536 or johnbjr@uw.edu