Medical School, Nursing Again Ranked No. 1 in U.S. News Survey

The University of Washington is No. 1 among primary care medical schools, and No. 1 among nursing schools in the new U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of graduate programs and professional schools. There are 25 UW programs and specialties among the top 10 in categories ranked for the first time or reranked this year, the magazine reported April 7.

This is the 10th consecutive year the UW medical school was rated the top school for primary care training. The school is consistently among the top five recipients of federal funding for biomedical research; its 1,600 regular faculty include four Nobel Laureates, 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences and 26 members of the Institute of Medicine.

For the School of Nursing, it is the eighth time it has been ranked No. 1 by the magazine. The school has earned more research grants than any other nursing school in the nation. It also has the highest number of fellows in the American Academy of Nursing and in the Institute of Medicine.

Other graduate-level academic departments and specialties ranked in the top 10 are:

  • Family medicine-1st
  • Rural medicine-1st
  • Adult/medical-surgical nursing-1st
  • Psychiatric/mental health nursing-1st
  • Community/public health nursing-1st
  • Family nurse practitioner-2nd
  • Adult nurse practitioner-2nd
  • Social work-3rd
  • Ceramics-3rd
  • Pediatric nursing-3rd
  • Nursing service administration-3rd
  • Public health-4th
  • AIDS-5th
  • Health services administration-5th
  • Women's health-5th
  • Bioengineering-5th
  • Pediatrics-6th
  • Geriatrics-6th
  • Internal medicine-6th
  • Gerontological/geriatric nursing-6th
  • Midwifery nursing-7th
  • Computer engineering-9th
  • Secondary education-9th
  • Special education-10th

To rank schools and departments, the magazine uses such measures as statistical analysis of selected academic attributes and surveys of deans and senior faculty at accredited schools in each discipline. The surveys took place over the last two years.

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