Best 10 nursing schools for MSNs and DNPs, as ranked by US News

Duke University in Durham, N.C., is the best place for nurses to earn a master's degree and a doctor of nursing practice degree, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Nursing Schools rankings released Monday.

 

U.S. News ranked nursing schools in two separate categories: master's degree and DNP. Duke topped both lists, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore secured the No. 2 spot on both rankings as well.

The rankings are based on reputation, program selectivity and faculty resources, among other indicators. See the full methodology here.

Below are the top 10 nursing schools for master's degrees, as ranked by U.S. News.

1. Duke University (Durham, N.C.)

2. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)

3. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

4. Emory University (Atlanta)

5. Ohio State University (Columbus)

6. University of Washington (Seattle)

6. Yale University (New Haven, Conn.)

8. Columbia University (New York City)

8. University of Pittsburgh

10. University of Maryland-Baltimore

And here are the 10 best nursing schools for DNPs, as ranked by U.S. News.

1. Duke University (Durham, N.C.)

2. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)

3. University of Washington (Seattle)

4. Rush University (Chicago)

5. Columbia University (New York City)

5. Ohio State University (Columbus)

7. University of Pittsburgh

8. Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland)

8. Yale University (New Haven, Conn.)

10. University of Maryland-Baltimore

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