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College of Nursing and Health Innovation ranked as top-tier graduate program

March 12, 2013

ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation has achieved a top ranking today in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report as one of the best graduate nursing programs in the country.

The college was ranked 21st out of 467 U.S. graduate nursing programs, which places the college in the top 4 percent in the survey.

“We are honored to be recognized as having high-quality graduate programs and are dedicated to preparing students for the highest level of professional practice in a variety of healthcare settings,” said Teri Pipe, dean for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. “The health industry is transforming and ASU students are prepared to embrace change and lead through this transformation.

"Students, faculty and other thought leaders working together across disciplines at ASU are doing innovative work to improve human health and well-being.”

All U.S. News & World Report health rankings are based solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and/or faculty accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline. All schools surveyed in a discipline were sent the same number of surveys. Respondents rated the academic quality of programs on a 5-point scale with 5 being outstanding. They were instructed to select “don’t know” if they did not have enough knowledge to rate a program. Only fully accredited programs in good standing during the survey period are ranked. Those schools with the highest average scores appear.

With a graduate degree in nursing, nurse practitioners and researchers ASU students may focus on areas such as geriatrics, psychiatric mental health and women's health.