U.S. News & World Report has announced its rankings for the Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs, with UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing coming in at 43rd out of 694 programs. This is the first time U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings have included a special category for undergraduate nursing programs.
Other undergraduate nursing programs within The University of Texas system were also ranked highly. The University of Texas at Austin ranked 23rd, first in the state of Texas, UT Health Houston ranked 31st, second in the state, and at 43rd, UT Health San Antonio is ranked third in the state, putting the School of Nursing in the top six percent of BSN programs nationally.
“This ranking is recognition of the stellar reputation we’ve achieved and the excellence portrayed by our faculty, students and graduates,” said Cynthia O’Neal, PhD, RN, associate dean of undergraduate studies in the School of Nursing. “We focus on preparing baccalaureate degree nurses who see the promotion of health as an act of social justice and will be leaders in improving the health of communities.”
U.S. News & World Report determines its rankings through peer assessment surveys based on the overall quality of BSN programs, rated by top academics and officials at nursing schools or departments across the nation. Schools can only be included in the survey if they have bachelor’s-level accreditation by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
To see the full list of rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.