2022 US News Rankings

University of Michigan School of Nursing graduate programs continue to be recognized as some of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which recently released their rankings of the best graduate nursing schools for 2022.

Overall, the U-M School of Nursing ranked as the 11th best master’s program and 14th best doctor of nursing practice program in the country. Additionally, four specialty programs were ranked in the top 10:

After being unranked last year, the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Master’s Program was recognized in the top 10 for 2022.

*Not all specialty programs are evaluated annually. The Nurse-midwifery and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty programs were ranked in previous years. The current ranking is applicable until the next rating cycle.


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The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was ranked No. 4 in U.S. News & World Report’s first rankings of the nation’s top undergraduate nursing programs. U.S. News says it published BSN rankings for the first time this year due to the occupation’s rapid growth and nurses’ essential role during the pandemic.

BSN rankings are determined by the average of scores received from surveys of top academics and officials at nursing schools or departments. These officials rated the overall quality of undergraduate BSN programs they were familiar with on a 1-5 scale. Schools are included and ranked in this standalone peer assessment survey if they have bachelor’s-level accreditation by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The data for the rankings come from statistical and reputation surveys conducted in fall 2020 and early 2021.