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Nursing Graduate Programs Ranked among Best in Country

March 17, 2016

Two programs in St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing are among the top 100 nursing graduate programs in the country, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Fisher ranked No. 70 for Best Nursing Schools - Master’s and No. 77 for Best Nursing Schools - Doctor of Nursing Practice on the 2017 edition of the publication’s “Best Grad Schools” list.

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"The U.S. News & World Report ranking is a tribute to the resolute stewardship of St. John Fisher College and the support of the Wegmans family that has allowed us to build one of the finest nursing programs in the United States,” said Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, dean of the School. “I could not be prouder of the contributions of the faculty that have created this exceptional program and the commitment that our Wegmans School of Nursing students and alumni have made to quality patient care and excellence in nursing practice.”

The School offers five master’s degrees including Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner; and Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, while the School’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program offers nurses specialization and advanced clinical practice experience.

Speaking to the strength of the School’s standards and curriculum, in June 2015, four of its programs—undergraduate, master’s, post graduate advanced practice nursing certificate, and doctor of nursing practice—earned 10-year accreditation from by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. More recently, the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program received an eight-year accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.