A graphic showing the UCLA Scohol of Nursing's #14 ranking in the latest rankings

The UCLA School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program jumped five spots this year, ranking #14 in the latest U.S. News & World Report list of Best Graduate Schools for 2023. UCLA Nursing is one of only two nursing schools in California to rank in this year’s Top 20. 

“Our commitment to our students and the nursing profession is unwavering, and we are proud to be recognized for these efforts,” said Dr. Lin Zhan, dean & professor in the UCLA School of Nursing. “This latest ranking is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty, students, and staff in preparing the next generation of nurses to provide compassionate and evidence-based care to every patient no matter their age, background, race, or creed.”

U.S. News & World Report included two MSN degree programs at the UCLA School of Nursing — the Master's Entry Clinical Nurse (MECN) degree, designed to prepare students who possess a baccalaureate degree in another discipline for a nursing career, and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) program, which prepares nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists for national certification in specialty areas such as pediatrics and adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners. Both the MECN and APRN are two-year programs. 

UCLA Nursing tied for the #14 spot with four other national universities, including Rutgers University – Newark and the University of Illinois – Chicago. Emory University topped this year’s list. 

U.S. News rankings are compiled based on surveys with deans and other top academics at 220 master's nursing programs across the country.