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College starts 2020 with national recognition

The College of Nursing's online graduate programs are ranked No. 7 by U.S. News & World Report

In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, 2020 has been designated as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization (WHO).

And the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing started off the year receiving national recognition, being ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top nursing college in the country for its Online Master's in Nursing Programs, Online Master's in Nursing Programs for Veterans and Online Master's in Nursing Administration Programs.

Climbing three positions since last year, the UC College of Nursing was ranked No. 7 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs by the reputable publication. These rankings examine each school’s engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, services and technologies and student excellence.

”We are excited to see UC once again as a top-ranked nursing school in the country, but our true accomplishment is knowing that, in a time of increasing health inequities, we are preparing advanced-practice nurses who have the potential to have a positive impact on their patients’ health and well-being by providing quality and safe care to all,” says Greer Glazer, dean of the UC College of Nursing.

Also rising two positions from the previous year, the UC College of Nursing ranked No. 4 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs for Veterans, based on its ability to provide a large number of students with military backgrounds with distance education that is affordable, accessible and reputable. Also taken into consideration are financial benefits available specifically to people with military experience.

For the first time, the UC College of Nursing was ranked as a top school in the administration specialty, placing No. 12. That ranking is derived from a peer assessment survey which identified up to 15 schools offering strong programs in nursing administration. Schools that received the most votes were ranked based on the number of nominations they received, as long as they received a minimum of seven nominations.

In designating 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the WHO stated, “Nurses and midwives are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital. They are also part of their local community – sharing its culture, strengths and vulnerabilities – and can shape and deliver effective interventions to meet the needs of patients, families and communities.”

The UC College of Nursing will recognize outstanding nurses and nurse-led teams in the Greater Cincinnati region with the 28th annual Florence Nightingale Awards for excellence in nursing on May 7, 2020.