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For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2011

Contact: Patricia Adams

School of Nursing Receives High Rankings from U.S.News & World Report

Baltimore, Md. – The 2012 edition of U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” placed four of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) master’s specialties among the nation’s top 10. The Health Services Leadership and Management specialty was ranked #3; Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, #7; Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, #8; and Family Nurse Practitioner, #9.  UMSON’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner master’s specialty received a #15 ranking. 

Out of 467 nursing schools that were surveyed and ranked by nursing school deans, other administrators, and/or faculty at accredited degree programs, UMSON received an overall score of 4.2 out of a possible, 5.0, placing it at #11 nationally. UMSON shares this spot with three other nursing schools.

“These rankings are a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and administration, as well as the support we receive from alumni, donors, and friends,” said Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of UMSON.  “It is a tribute to our community and it is gratifying to achieve this national recognition.”

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools in the nation.  Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.

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