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### U.S. News & World Report Ranks Felician University Nursing Program Higher

RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 2024 – Felician University’s School of Nursing, renowned for its challenging curriculum and highly competent graduates, is delighted to announce that its Online Master’s of Science in Nursing program has achieved a national ranking of 77th, marking an advancement of eight positions from the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking.

Dr. Christine C. Mihal, the Dean of the School of Nursing, expressed, “We take immense pride in the acknowledgment of our MSN program by US News & World Report for the sixth consecutive year as one of the premier Online MSN programs in the United States. This remarkable achievement underscores the program’s excellence and the unwavering commitment of our faculty who excel both as educators and practitioners.”

Participants in the online nursing program actively immerse themselves in campus activities, receive personalized guidance from dedicated professors, and acquire invaluable real-world clinical experience through hands-on learning opportunities. The School of Nursing is home to the Barbara J. Toscano Nursing Resource and Simulation Center, where nursing students across all levels engage with cutting-edge medical technology and patient simulation to enhance their practical skills.

Graduates of Felician’s Master’s of Science in Nursing program are well-equipped for advanced roles in administration and leadership. Upon completion of their MSN degree, graduates are eligible to pursue certification from either the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

The evaluation conducted by the US News and World Report’s Best Colleges Report assesses institutions based on various criteria, including engagement, faculty expertise, student support services, technological resources, and academic excellence. This recognition of Felician University’s online master’s in nursing program underscores the institution’s dedication to academic distinction while offering accessible education through flexible, student-centered programs.

For further details regarding the School of Nursing, please visit or contact Dr. Christine C. Mihal, the Dean of the School of Nursing, at .

About Felician University

Felician University engages and inspires over 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, and adult education students through programs offered by the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Sciences, Nursing, and Education. Over the last five years, Felician University has ranked as the 3rd best value among private institutions in New Jersey according to and as the #1 Safest College Campus in New Jersey according to The Master of Science in Nursing program has been recognized as one of the top online graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Felician University has been designated as a Military Friendly School (Gold Status) for thirteen consecutive years, reflecting its strong support for Veteran students. The university is celebrated for its diversity as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and MSI (Minority Serving Institution), with underrepresented students constituting over half of the student body. With campuses in Rutherford and Lodi, New Jersey, the university’s Franciscan values of social justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity form an inclusive foundation for nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit Felician University.