Island University Graduate Nursing Program Ranked Among Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Published: January 07, 2015

Island University Graduate Nursing Program Ranked Among Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— The Master of Science in Nursing program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been ranked in the top 30 for 2015 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

A&M-Corpus Christi ranked 28 out of 96 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, and is the third highest Texas school on the national list.

 These programs were assigned an overall numerical rank based on the following factors: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; peer reputation; and admissions selectivity.

“We are proud to again be ranked on the U.S. News & World Report list of best online graduate nursing programs,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “Innovations in online learning bring our nursing programs to a wide range of students including working professionals and to students in underserved and rural areas of Texas. The access to this quality education helps fill the increasing demand for more medical professionals in our communities and throughout the nation.”

 “We are honored to be included on this prestigious list,” said Dr. Mary Jane Hamilton, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “Our distinguished faculty makes it a priority to provide the best online tools and use the latest online learning techniques to reach those who are unable to make it to our campus.”

The Island University has been a statewide leader in nursing education for decades; distinctions include grants and recognition from the White House for its outreach to veterans. The College also was awarded the 2013 Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The U.S. News & World Report 2015 rankings also listed A&M-Corpus Christi in two other categories: Best Online Graduate Education Program and Best Online Graduate MBA Program. The University was listed but not numerically ranked.