Felician University Nursing Program Jumps in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Felician University School of Nursing, well-known for its rigorous curriculum and highly skilled graduates, is proud to announce that the Online Master’s of Science in Nursing program ranks 77th nationally – moving up eight places from the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking.

Dr. Christine C. Mihal, Dean for the School of Nursing, stated, “We are bursting with pride that our MSN program has been recognized by US News & World Report for the 6th consecutive year as one of the Best Online MSN programs in the US. This amazing accomplishment reflects the quality of the program and the dedication of the faculty who excel as teachers and also as clinicians.”

Online nursing program participants actively engage in campus life, benefit from in-person guidance by dedicated professors, and gain invaluable real-world clinical experience through practical learning opportunities. The School of Nursing includes the Barbara J. Toscano Nursing Resource and Simulation Center where nursing students at all levels acquire hands-on experience with state-of-the-art medical technology and patient simulation to enhance their practical skills.

Felician graduates of the Master’s of Science in Nursing program are well-prepared for advanced roles in administration and leadership. After receiving their MSN degree, graduates are eligible to apply for certification from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

The US News and World Report’s Best Colleges Report evaluates institutions based on various criteria, including engagement, faculty credentials, experts, student services and technologies, and student excellence. This recognition of Felician University’s online master’s in nursing program highlights the institution’s commitment to academic excellence while providing an accessible education through flexible, student-centric programs.

For more information on the School of Nursing, visit felician.edu or contact Dr. Christine C. Mihal, Dean for the School of Nursing, at MihalC@felician.edu.


About Felician University

Felician University inspires and engages more than 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, and adult education students through programs in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Sciences, Nursing, and Education. Over the past five years, Felician University has ranked 3rd among private institutions in New Jersey for best value according to payscale.com and #1 Safest College Campus in New Jersey according to niche.com. The Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Felician University was designated as a Military Friendly School (Gold Status) for the thirteenth year recognizing its strong support for Veteran students. The university is recognized for its diversity as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and MSI (Minority Serving Institution), having underrepresented students comprise more than half of the student population. With campuses in Rutherford and Lodi, New Jersey, the Franciscan values of social justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity serve as an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, please visit https://felician.edu.

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