College of Nursing and Health ranked among best schools in the nation by Nursing Schools Almanac

Wright State University’s College of Nursing and Health is among the best nursing schools in the nation for 2020, ranking 17th in Ohio and 83rd in the Great Lakes region, according to the Nursing Schools Almanac.

The almanac provides aspiring nurses with a detailed, comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school. It collected data on more than 3,000 institutions. Only 20% made the list of the best nursing schools in each geographic region.

The almanac assessed schools based on academic prestige and perceived value, including professional designations, grant funding for nursing research, number of years in operation and graduates’ ability to repay student debt in a timely manner. The almanac also took into account the breadth and depth of the nursing programs, including program size and the number of degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Also considered was student success such as first-time performance on the National Council Licensure Examination and the APRN certification tests administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and similar organizations.

In Wright State’s case, the almanac also said students have several opportunities for international immersion, including a study abroad program in the United Kingdom and global health initiatives in Tanzania.

The College of Nursing and Health is committed to excellence in nursing education and providing competent nursing professionals to the Dayton and Lake Campus regions and throughout Ohio. Nursing faculty provide an exceptional curriculum and lab simulations, while community partners offer clinical experiences that prepare students for a multitude of nursing roles.

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