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School of Nursing named to top 100 graduate schools

The School of Nursing was recently named in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” for 2006. Out of the 100 best graduate nursing programs in the country, the School of Nursing ranked 77th and was the only school at Loma Linda University to be included in this year’s edition.

“Recognition of the graduate nursing program at Loma Linda University by U.S. News and World Report is confirmation of the goal of our program to provide excellence in professional education within a Christian perspective,” says Elizabeth Bossert, DNS, RN, associate dean of the graduate program in nursing. “Nursing is a dynamic profession and the program is continually growing and changing to prepare graduate nurses for the new roles emerging to meet society’s needs.”

The School of Nursing offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. The master’s program offers advanced practice options: adult nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, nursing administration, nurse educator, and clinical nurse specialists in areas of growing family and adult and aging. Combined degrees are also available with nursing and ethics (MS/MA) or nursing and public health (MS/MPH).

U.S. News and World Report bases its ranking on peer assessment surveys filled out by deans and faculty of accredited programs in each discipline. Surveys include a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (strong) and results are based on the highest average scores. The School of Nursing received an average score of 3.2 out of 5.

TODAY news for Thursday, September 22, 2005