Nursing school rankings: Rutgers-Newark tops state for master’s, Doctor of Nursing programs

Rutgers University-Newark topped all state schools in the rankings for both its master’s in nursing and Doctor of Nursing programs in the annual U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, which were released this week.

U.S. News editors said its Best Nursing Schools rankings assessed both master’s and doctor of nursing progams on their research activity, faculty resources, student excellence and qualitative ratings from experts.

Altogether, U.S. News surveyed 601 nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. In total, 254 nursing programs responded to the U.S. News nursing statistical data collection survey sent in fall 2021 and early 2022.

The rankings listed schools in a number of categories. Here are two areas where New Jersey schools ranked highest:

Nursing: Master’s

18. Rutgers-Newark;
66. Seton Hall University;
99. Fairleigh Dickinson University;
128. Monmouth University;
132. Stockton University;
149. Rowan University;
156-199. Ramapo College of New Jersey, Saint Elizabeth University, Saint Peter’s University.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

15. Rutgers-Newark;
58. Rutgers-Camden;
91. Seton Hall;
128-158. FDU, Stockton.

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