VUSN Ranked no. 15 Among Nation’s Top Schools

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing ranks among the nation’s top 15 “Best Graduate Schools” according to U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2012 rankings released in April. VUSN rose four spots to 15, up from the 19th position when graduate nursing programs were last ranked during 2007.

Among Nursing Specialties disciplines, the School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery program ranked number 3; the Nursing Service Administration program number 8; Clinical Nurse Specialist program in Psychiatric/Mental Health number 9, and the Family Nurse Practitioner program number10.

For Health Discipline categories such as nursing, U.S. News & World Report ranks programs based on reputational scores determined through peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and/or faculty at accredited degree programs or schools.  To see the entire list, visit