Augusta University College of Nursing ranks among best in the nation

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As health care systems work overtime under the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports show there are not enough nurses to meet the demands of the health care crisis.

Augusta University’s College of Nursing is working to fill that gap by producing high-quality nurses, and their efforts have landed them in the top 150 of U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 best nursing schools.

The college’s Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs were both ranked in the top 100 in the nation in their respective categories.

“Nurses are needed more than ever now, and these rankings reflect a growing awareness of the College of Nursing’s excellence in advanced nursing education,” said Dr. Tanya Sudia, dean of the College of Nursing. “We will continue bringing in world-class faculty while investing in research, technologies, partnerships, innovative degree programs, and of course, new cohorts of bright and motivated students.”

U.S. News and World Report based their ranking on a number of factors, including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation, and admissions selectivity.

For a complete list of the nation’s top nursing schools, view the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 best nursing schools.

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