The Catholic University of America Conway School of Nursing has been named the nation’s fifth ranked online masters program for nursing, according to the latest rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the University was also honored as having the 13th Best Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master's Programs in the U.S.
The magazine published the rankings January 25.
“It is always a pleasure to see our academic programs achieve top rankings in the Conway School of Nursing at The Catholic University of America,” said Dean Marie Nolan, Ph.D.,1989. “Our nurse practitioner program ranking of No. 5 and our Family Nurse Practitioner specialty ranking of No. 13 are well-deserved by our faculty members who are expert nurse practitioners who actively practice in their specialty and are excellent teachers who focus on the whole student, mind, body and spirit. There is a commitment to respecting the dignity of the human person and promoting human flourishing that makes our school stand out among our peers.”
The Conway School of Nursing has been a key provider of top nursing talent throughout Washington, D.C., and the mid-Atlantic region for decades. Graduates of Conway’s master’s and doctoral programs are prominent clinical leaders and scholars. They include nurse scientists, deans of schools of nursing, nurse executives and more Army Nurse Corps Chiefs than any other school in the country.
Along with graduating exceptional students, the Conway School of Nursing’s research grant funding has grown significantly in recent years, enabling graduate students to participate in impactful research. Students study with a renowned faculty of nurse scholars, nearly all of whom hold doctoral degrees.
The Conway School of Nursing offers flexible 100% online programs tailored to working nurses. Program options include master's of science in nursing , doctor of nursing practice, and doctor of philosophy. The online programs enable students to earn their degrees in their own time.
It is an exciting time for the nursing program at the University. Nolan came back to campus last May as the new dean of the Conway School of Nursing. A professor and scholar, Nolan spent more than 20 years as an academic leader and a researcher improving the quality of care for patients and their families at the end of life.
Construction on a new Conway School of Nursing building is underway and a topping off ceremony for the building is yet another milestone in this growing program.
Expected to open in 2024, the facility’s exterior will remain true to the collegiate, gothic style of many other buildings on campus. At more than 102,000 square feet, it will double the size of the current nursing education facilities and will provide space for the school’s expansion.