LSU Health Nursing School Ranked in Top 10 Nationally
NEW ORLEANS – LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is ranked 10th among all nursing schools in the United States and 4th among public schools of nursing nationally. The 2018 rankings were just released by Nursing Schools Almanac. Details were shared in a press release.
According to Nursing Schools Almanac, its research team collected data on more than 3200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States and evaluated each school on three dimensions:
- The institution’s academic prestige and perceived value;
- The breadth and depth of nursing programs offered;
- Student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam.
They combined these assessments into an overall score and ranked the schools accordingly.
“This national ranking of our nursing school demonstrates our journey of excellence in nursing education while meeting the nursing workforce demands,” notes Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN, LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing dean and professor. “It was achieved through the dedication of our nursing students, faculty, staff, and alumni to our mission.”
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is the only nursing school in Louisiana within an academic health sciences center – taught by some of the same faculty who teach medical, dental, allied health, graduate studies and public health students. The interprofessional education program further differentiates the school. It is also the only nursing school in Louisiana that offers four distinct academic degree programs – bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, and doctor of nursing science.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is actively developing nursing science, translating evidence and research into practice, and producing a nursing workforce to meet the dynamic health care environment needs. It engages in academic-practice partnerships with its clinical affiliates to ensure an adequate nursing workforce and to bridge the chasm between nursing education and nursing practice.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has also been designated as a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing.