Anyone else hear that Pitt is one of best nursing schools in country?

  1. About a week ago there was an advertisment on radio listing recent awards local institutions had recieved. It said the Pitt had recently been called one of the best nursing schools in USA. It also went on to say that it's master level program was THE best in USA. I have sorta been looking around for written verification of above info but have not been able to find it. PS We get Pitt interns sometimes in the summer, great future nurses.
    Last edit by oramar on Apr 14, '04 : Reason: spelling
    •  
  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   YCAussie
    It's true. I am going to be freshman next year at Pitt's Nursing school. They are ranked the number 6 nursing school in the country, due to the outstanding medical facilities surrounding the campus. The Graduate school was ranked even higher, but I'm not sure what the exact ranking was. I am doing all of my orientation things at Pitt, and they mentioned that their nursing program is the hardest undergraduate program they have. So, I'm a bit nervous, to say the least!
  4. by   nurseunderwater
    Where are the ratings listed????
  5. by   jerseygirl0329
    I was also wondering where you can get a list of the top nursing programs in the nation? I am attending Mount Aloysius and I always hear how high on the list it is rated but want to see for myself. Thanks for any info you can provide!
    Good luck to everyone!
    Melissa
  6. by   YCAussie
    The ranking was done by the US News and World Report, that's all I know.

    I last commented on this post before I ever even went off to college, I'm now in my second semester and I'm loving it. It definitely shows that Pitt has one of the best nursing schools in the country, the program is amazing, I couldn't be happier with it.
  7. by   meandragonbrett
    If US News and World Report did the rankings in the same manner as they ranked CRNA programs, it doesn't matter what school is where. US News and World Report sent out surveys to program directors and that's how they ranked the programs. Not all program directors reply and there are other variables. US News and World Report's rankings tend to be VERY subjective in nature.
  8. by   CoffeeRTC
    Hey all I have to say is "Pitt is it!"
    Class of 96
  9. by   shel_wny
    U of Washington seems to be the top. Also..."Other top nursing schools, in the order listed, were University of California San Francisco, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of Pennsylvania, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Illinois - Chicago, University of Iowa and University of California - Los Angeles."
    http://admin.urel.washington.edu/uwe...ly.asp?id=1082

    Shel
  10. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from shel_wny
    U of Washington seems to be the top. Also..."Other top nursing schools, in the order listed, were University of California San Francisco, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of Pennsylvania, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Illinois - Chicago, University of Iowa and University of California - Los Angeles."
    http://admin.urel.washington.edu/uwe...ly.asp?id=1082

    Shel
    Good article, although it is two years old. I've never heard of Pitt...Sorry.
  11. by   TLC RN
    Also it is a ranking for graduate programs not undergraduate BSN programs.
  12. by   NRSKarenRN
    nursing programs last ranked in 2003
    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/gra...ndex_brief.php

    have to pay money to read more than top three listing of grad schools only posted.

    graduate nursing programs:
    rank/school average assessment score (5 = highest)
    1. university of washington 4.7
    2. university of california--san francisco 4.6
    3. university of michigan--ann arbor 4.5 university of pennsylvania 4.5


    school website states masters program ranked # 10 in 2004. know they are highly regarded from speaking with educators over the years.

    .http://www.nursing.pitt.edu/


    university of pittsburgh ranked 66th nationally all programs 2005
    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/col...3379_brief.php


    wow in-state tuition only $9,830

    my son's paying $22,000 after grants to attend drexel (#106). big time petition by him yesterday to live on campus upon arriving home by train + dad's taxi cab service at 11:40 pm...adding another $7,000.yr.....maybe i need to ship him out to stay with oramar to save $$$ :chuckle :chuckle
  13. by   cnolan
    I'm a second year student at Pitt-Bradford campus. I'm in my last three weeks of clinicals and have had the opportunity to talk to a handful of the nursing recruiters in the area surrounds my campus. I've heard time and time again that Pitt students are more likely to get a job based solely on the Pitt diploma, because we're all taught at a higher level than the surrounding schools, and that Pitt students are just "a step above" your average nursing student. Now, with words like that, to me, it doesn't matter if we're ranked high or not- a number, in the end, is just a number. It's the students that come out successful that really matter.

    ~*Charity*~
    ASN Semester 4/4 @ U. Pitt-Brad
    Bring on graduation, baby!
  14. by   Snoopd
    I've been told that the College of St. Catherine's in Minneapolis, MN is one of the top nursing schools in the nation because of their holistic approach to nursing, and clinical assignments. Is this true? Supposedly they are highly regarded by hospitals in the Midwest. My sister wants to go there. Any info about their program?
    Quote from YCAussie
    It's true. I am going to be freshman next year at Pitt's Nursing school. They are ranked the number 6 nursing school in the country, due to the outstanding medical facilities surrounding the campus. The Graduate school was ranked even higher, but I'm not sure what the exact ranking was. I am doing all of my orientation things at Pitt, and they mentioned that their nursing program is the hardest undergraduate program they have. So, I'm a bit nervous, to say the least!

close