YSN Continues Ascent in Rankings of Top-tier Nursing Schools

March 14, 2017

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Yale School of Nursing one of the nation’s leading nursing schools. YSN is now at number 6 in overall rankings representing a 13 place jump and number 8 in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, a remarkable accomplishment after having graduated only two cohorts.

U.S. News & World Report also ranks clinical specialty programs via a peer review process where YSN also placed highly:

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; 4th

Nurse-Midwifery Practitioner; 4th

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner;  8th

Adult Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; 10th

Family Nurse Practitioner;  11th

“We’re very pleased that U.S. News & World Report has recognized the excellence we continually strive toward,” said YSN’s Dean Ann Kurth PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN. “We have  a remarkable community of faculty clinicians, scientists, and educators here and we attribute our rapid ascension in the rankings to their robust funded research and the sustained excellence of our entering classes.”

YSN also remains one of the most selective graduate nursing programs in the country with a Master’s Program acceptance rate of 36.7%.

“Now more than ever the contribution of academic nursing and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to health outcomes is crucial. Together our excellent faculty, staff, students and alumnae forward our mission of better health for all people,” Dean Kurth added.

Yale School of Nursing educates advanced practice registered nurses (nurse practitioners and nurse midwives) as well as doctorally prepared nurses (PhDs and DNPs).

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a weighted average of a number of factors including research activity, faculty resources and peer review.

YSN U.S. News & World Report 2018 Press Release