Nursing

Ranked in 2011 | Nursing Rankings Methodology

With a master's in nursing, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists can perform a full range of health services. Students may focus on areas such as geriatrics, nutrition and women's health. These are the best nursing schools.

Rank School name Score
#1 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

4.6
#1 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

4.6
#1 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

4.6
#4 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

4.5
#4 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

4.5
#6 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

4.4
#7 Duke University

Durham, NC

4.3
#7 Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

4.3
#7 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

4.3
#7 Yale University

New Haven, CT

4.3
#11 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

4.2
#11 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

4.2
#11 University of Maryland—​Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

4.2
#11 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill (School of Public Health)

Chapel Hill, NC

4.2
#15 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

4.1
#15 Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

4.1
#15 Rush University

Chicago, IL

4.1
#15 University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

4.1
#15 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

4.1
#15 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

4.1
#21 Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ

4.0
#21 Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

4.0
#21 Columbia University

New York, NY

4.0
#21 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

4.0
#21 New York University

New York, NY

4.0

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