UTEP School of Nursing Ranked Among Top Nursing Schools in Southwest
Last Updated on December 05, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Originally published August 31, 2016
The UTEP School of Nursing is among the top nursing schools in the United Sates, according to NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com’s inaugural rankings.
The website ranked the UTEP School of Nursing 30 out of more than 350 nursing schools in the Southwest, which includes schools in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma.
Researchers collected data on more than 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the country. Schools were evaluated on three dimensions: the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value; the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; and student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam. Only 10 percent made the final list.
Founded in 1976, the UTEP School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; a Master of Science in Nursing online program with concentrations in nursing education, nurse practitioner and nursing systems management; a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree; and graduate certificate programs.
More than 1,000 students enroll in the School of Nursing each academic year. The school annually graduates about 300 registered nurse candidates. Graduates are readily placed in El Paso facilities and across the country. More than 60 percent of El Paso nurses earned their degrees at UTEP.
Nursing Schools Almanac’s mission is to provide aspiring nurses a detailed, comprehensive, and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school. An integral part of this effort is their annual rankings of the top nursing schools in the country.