Detroit Mercy’s graduate nursing programs nationally ranked 

April 01, 2021
CHP students practice bedside manner with a mannequin and mannequin baby.

Detroit Mercy’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and Master of Science in Nursing program were both ranked among the nation’s elite, according to the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate School Rankings.” Rankings were released on March 30, 2021. 

The DNP program was ranked No. 94 in the nation, while the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was ranked No. 104.

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. 

“Our national certification rates outpace national rates with a 98% pass rate. In addition, 100% of our graduates report employment. As a result of these and other statistics, our DNP graduates continue to excel,” said Janet Baiardi, interim dean and professor of the College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing.   

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 came from statistical surveys of more than 2,125 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 23,000 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2020 and early 2021. 

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