University of Toledo Nursing program rising in rankings
TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) —
A recent publication states a educational program at a local university is moving up.
U.S. News & World Report says The University of Toledo College of Nursing improved its place in the list of the top graduate nursing programs in the country.
The recently released 2019 Best Graduate Schools edition lists the master’s program in nursing at 183.
The ranking is up 20 spots from the previous year while the doctor of nursing practice program is ranked for the first time.
U.S. News ranks programs on criteria as acceptance rate, GPA, student-faculty ratio and grant funding.
Contributing factors to the UT College of Nursing’s increase in the rankings are attracting more highly qualified applicants, graduating more students and strong certification exam pass rates.
UT’s Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing practice program was the first such program in the state when the Ohio Board of Regents approved it in 2012.
The program is designed to take nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing to the highest level of clinical practice and position them as leaders in the health-care field.