Nurse Anesthesia program No. 10 in U.S.

March 24, 2020

Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program achieved a top 10 rank among the nation’s best programs, according to the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate School Rankings.” Rankings were released on March 17, 2020.

Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program has achieved a top 10 ranking since 2012. 

Antoine M. Garibaldi, president of Detroit Mercy, commended the Nurse Anesthesia program’s consistently high rankings and said this recognition is a testament to the dedication of faculty and staff and their outstanding students.  

“Detroit Mercy’s top 10 Nurse Anesthesia ranking once again is the result of the exemplary education provided by our faculty and staff in the College of Health Professions,” he said. “We are proud of our graduates who make important contributions to healthcare organizations in Michigan and around the country,” he added. 

Michael P. Dosch, associate professor and chair of the Nurse Anesthesia program, said this new rank “reflects the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the hard work of all our colleagues and students. We also want to give thanks and appreciation to all of our clinician sites where students learn each day on how to provide excellent anesthetic care through hands-on experiences.”

For more than 60 years, the College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing have graduated quality health professionals. Detroit Mercy alumni continue to make significant differences in the health of many individuals, families and communities in the state of Michigan and nation.  

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area. The Best Graduate Schools rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. The data for the rankings in all six disciplines come from statistical surveys of more than 2,081 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 24,603 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2019 and early 2020.

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