U.S. News and World Report announced their Best Online Nursing programs today, along with new rankings in specialty areas. Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) is now ranked 41 out of 173, placing our online program in the top 25 percent.
"We are proud to be recognized for the innovative and practical pedagogy provided by our College. The strength of our faculty, who deliver an interdisciplinary and forward-thinking education to all students, is certainly key to this acknowledgement. The students have an inspiring sense of purpose, and they are leading positive change in healthcare locally, nationally and globally," said CNHP Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD.
The ranking methodology weighs factors that measure engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, services and technologies and student excellence in aptitude and accomplishment.
In addition to the main rankings, new this year are five master's-level rankings for online specialties, where the College of Nursing and Health Professions ranked #2 in Nursing Education, #3 in Nursing Administration, #4 Nurse Practitioner – Pediatric, Primary Care, #5 in Nurse Practitioner – Family and #6 Nurse Practitioner – Psychiatric Mental Health.
"This important recognition highlights the continued ascent of the College's academic programs into the top tier of nursing programs. Our success is driven by the vision of CNHP's leadership, the commitment and expertise of our internationally recognized faculty, the unwavering dedication and commitment of our professional staff and our incredible students and alumni that call CNHP home," said Kym Montgomery, DNP, senior associate dean. "Our priority is to educate nursing professionals with a focus on improving the lives and outcomes of patients."
2020 marks the Year of the Nurse and Midwife as designated by the World Health Organization, to advance nurses' and midwives' vital position in transforming healthcare around the world. It also honors the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.