U.S. News & World Report Ranks CON Online Graduate Program Among the Top 50

By Office of the President | Feb 20, 2024

US News & World ReportDownstate’s College of Nursing has received notable recognition for its exceptional online graduate nursing programs, achieving the 45th position in the esteemed U.S. News & World Report rankings unveiled on February 7, 2024. This significant milestone represents the highest ranking ever attained by the College in this category, highlighting its unwavering commitment to nurturing educational excellence. This achievement underscores the College’s ongoing pursuit of advancement and development, affirming that its commitment to delivering top-quality education is both acknowledged and esteemed.

U.S. News & World Report evaluated the College of Nursing based on stringent criteria such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and the provision of cutting-edge services and technologies. The impressive ranking is not only a testament to the College’s outstanding curriculum but also reflects the relentless commitment of its faculty and students to advancing the field of nursing.

Downstate’s College of Nursing stands out with a student body of over 350 individuals enrolled in diverse programs. These include three M.S. degree programs - Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Education. Additionally, the institution has expanded its academic horizons by introducing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with both post-masters and post-baccalaureate tracks, further solidifying its position as a leader in nursing education.

The full rankings by U.S. News & World Report are available for public access, providing detailed insights into the parameters that positioned Downstate’s College of Nursing at this commendable rank.

This recognition serves as a powerful testament to the vital impact academic institutions have on shaping the healthcare landscape of tomorrow. The College of Nursing, with its pioneering programs and committed faculty, consistently establishes new standards in nursing education. By equipping students to thrive in a constantly evolving healthcare environment, the College remains at the forefront of preparing future healthcare leaders.

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