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### UVA Nursing School Ranks High in U.S. News & World Report’s National List

The nursing school at the University of Virginia has once again achieved high national rankings in the latest annual report from U.S. News & World Report.

In the 2024-2025 Best Graduate Schools guide by U.S. News & World Report, the UVA School of Nursing is ranked 18th overall and 11th among public institutions for its master’s degree programs. It also holds the 31st position overall and is 22nd among public institutions for its Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

K. Craig Kent, MD, the chief executive officer at UVA Health and executive vice president for health affairs at UVA, commended the faculty, students, and staff for their remarkable contributions to patient care, research, healthcare education, and the community, which have led to these outstanding rankings.

UVA Provost Ian Baucom expressed his pride in the national standing of the School of Nursing, attributing this success to the talent and dedication of the faculty and students.

Additionally, the UVA School of Nursing’s Nurse Practitioner-MSN Adult Gerontology Acute Care program made its debut in the rankings, securing the 7th spot nationally.

Dean Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, emphasized her pride in fostering an environment that nurtures skilled, resilient, and compassionate nurses who make significant contributions to patient care and the nursing profession on a daily basis.

The rankings by U.S. News & World Report take into account various factors such as peer assessments, research funding, faculty resources, and program selectivity when evaluating nursing schools.