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US News Ranks U of U Health Sciences Programs Among Best in the Country: Significant Jump in Nursing Rankings

Mar 10, 2015

University of Utah Health Sciences colleges and programs remain among the best in the nation for training future health care providers in nursing, primary care and research according to the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report's Best Grad Schools.

In the magazine's latest rankings, the University of Utah College of Nursing jumped 10 positions from the last year. The school went from No. 36 to No. 26 overall. "I am so pleased to see this recognition of the excellent graduate nursing programs we offer at the University of Utah College of Nursing. Our faculty are committed to excellence in nursing education and this increase in our ranking is a wonderful testament to their expertise and dedication," said Patricia Morton, dean of the U's College of Nursing.

"We could not be more proud of our rise in this year's rankings Nursing, Research and Primary Care," said Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. "This is evidence that our commitment to creating high value in health care and sciences is paying off on the national stage, to the benefit of our communities, patients and partners in health care transformation."

The magazine also ranked the U's School of Medicine at No. 48 in research, up from No. 52 last year. The school's primary care program was ranked No. 35, and the Physician Assistant program was ranked 5th. The College of Pharmacy tied for 10th place in its rankings.

For more information on methodology and for a complete list of the rankings, click here.