School rises in latest U.S. News rankings

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Emory again ranks among the nation’s top nursing schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The school ranked No. 21—up from No. 26 in the last edition in 2007—in a tie with several other nursing schools.

Two of the school’s nursing specialties were highly ranked—pediatrics and midwifery. The school’s pediatric nurse practitioner program made its first appearance in the report at No. 11.

“Emory received a favorable ranking in pediatrics because of the high-quality teaching and scholarship that allows our students to stay at the forefront of advanced nursing practice,” says Marcene Powell MN DSW pediatric specialty program coordinator.

She also credits the school’s partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for the program’s entry in the rankings. “Because of our clinical collaborations, our students are assured a richer and more in-depth clinical experience to prepare them for future leadership roles in pediatrics.”

The school’s midwifery program remains in the U.S News rankings at No. 13. “Our program consistently receives high rankings because of its longevity and experienced faculty,” notes Jane Mashburn 78MN CNM FACNM, midwifery specialty program coordinator.

U.S. News & World Report analyzed 467 nursing graduate programs across the nation for the 2012 rankings, which are based on assessments provided by peer academic experts. Data for the report was collected in the fall of 2010.


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