The University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Master of Science in Nursing program is among the top 14 percent of graduate nursing programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. UMSL is ranked 64 out of 467 in the magazine’s 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools, which was released last week.

Juliann Sebastian, dean of the College of Nursing at UMSL, said she is thrilled the MSN program is in the top 100. The college tied with 14 other schools this year, including the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, to name a few. Rankings were based on surveys sent to accredited schools of nursing in the United States in fall of last year.

“This is a real testament to the quality of education provided by our superb faculty, the strong support services provided by our talented staff members, and the hard work and intellectual prowess of the wonderful students with whom we are privileged to teach,” Sebastian said. “It is an acknowledgement of our incredible alumni and the many roles they play in the places where they practice, teach, conduct research, and provide leadership, as well as the dedicated and visionary friends who support the College of Nursing in so many ways.”

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program was established in 1993 and is part of the ongoing commitment of the College of Nursing at UMSL to provide quality education for registered nurses. Both the BSN and MSN programs at the college are fully accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education, the nationally recognized accrediting body for baccalaureate and higher degree programs, and the pre-licensure program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

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Kylie Shafferkoetter

Kylie Shafferkoetter