The University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing has risen into the top 20 rankings as one of the best online graduate nursing programs for 2019 as announced by the U.S. News & World Report. This year, the OU College of Nursing is tied for No. 19 in the rankings out of 179 schools nationwide, marking its first top 20 achievement. The rankings were released this week.
“The OU College of Nursing was a pioneer when faculty began delivering nursing education online in the 1990s,” said Interim Dean Gary Loving, Ph.D., R.N. “That rankings of our online programs continue to rise is a testament to the skill and experience of the faculty who teach in our online programs.”
The rankings are determined by how nursing programs perform in five areas: engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, student excellence, and services and technologies. A separate peer assessment survey was filled out by deans of nursing schools with online graduate programs and top distance-learning officials at those institutions.
The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is nationally recognized, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level programs to those interested in starting or advancing a career in the profession of nursing. With locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton, the college is the state’s largest nursing program and is dedicated to continuing the leadership and academic excellence that have become synonymous with the University of Oklahoma.