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U.S. News Ranks UH Manoa Nursing Among Best in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UH Manoa Nursing among the nation’s best graduate nursing programs. UH Manoa Nursing tied for 83rd place out of 246 ranked schools – placing the program in the top third percentile. Previously, UH Manoa Nursing was ranked in 99th place.

photo of UH nursing building The U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Graduate Nursing Schools ranking of master’s and doctoral degree programs in nursing assessed quality  through student selectivity and achievement, faculty resources, and research activity. 503 nursing programs accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing were invited to participate but only 246 were ranked.

“Strong graduate nursing education is key to ensuring the delivery of quality healthcare in Hawaii. Our focus on advanced practice and doctoral education provides RNs access to the lifelong learning needed for success in fast paced high technology care environments,” noted Mary Boland, dean of the school.

The newly expanded nursing school rankings – the first ratings of their kind to use reputational and statistical indicators – offer guidance to the increasing number of nurses interested in advanced practice, teaching and gaining specialized skills. Nursing is one of six categories of Best Graduate Programs including business, law, education, engineering, and medicine.

Additionally, in January 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked UH Manoa Nursing 70th out of 133 online graduate nursing programs. The 2015 Best Online Programs rankings include essential, detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide. The U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings are the only distance learning rankings available that evaluate specific programs. Prospective students can use the rankings to gauge program quality, and use the searchable directory to explore additional information on such factors as tuition, program offerings and online services offered to enrolled students.

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About UH Manoa Nursing

UH Manoa Nursing, the Nursing Capitol of the Pacific, is the leader in nursing education and research in Hawaii with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin. We support the mission of the University of Hawaii at Manoa: to provide an innovative, caring and multicultural environment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. The school offers the BS, master’s, and doctoral programs. To reflect Hawaii’s unique cultural diversity and heritage, UH Manoa Nursing is committed to increasing the representation of Native Hawaiian and other underserved people in all nursing programs. Visit us at

Desiree Yamamoto, Marketing Manager
UH Manoa Nursing
(808) 741-0617

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