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CSU School of Nursing Graduate Program Receives National Recognition

Cleveland State University School of Nursing Graduate Program Receives National Recognition​​​​​​​

Program climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

CLEVELAND (April 22, 2021) – With a focus on cutting-edge research to decrease health disparities and create health systems that serve at-risk populations, Cleveland State University’s Graduate Program in Nursing garners national recognition from U.S. News & World Report.

The publication’s 2022 Best Graduate Program in Nursing ranked CSU’s Master of Science in Nursing program 81st in the nation, a considerable jump from the ranking of 151st the previous year. 

Among the eleven Ohio graduate programs in nursing that were ranked in U.S. News, CSU’s Graduate Program in Nursing ranked 5th.

“The School of Nursing is extremely honored to be recognized as one of the best Master of Science in Nursing degree programs in Ohio and the nation, one that focuses on population health and meeting the needs of underserved populations,” said Timothy Gaspar, Ph.D., RN, Dean, CSU School of Nursing. “We pride ourselves on recruiting a diverse student body and faculty, poised to meet the health care needs of our region and beyond as we prepare leaders in nursing.”

Nursing students work to close the gap in health disparities for at-risk populations

CSU School of Nursing faculty are engaged in cutting edge research to close the gap in health disparities, using technology to improve health outcomes and working to establish a seamless system of health care from birth through the end of life.

Nursing students at CSU have be instrumental in redesigning health systems that have improved health outcomes for vulnerable and at-risk populations. After graduating, students have procured leadership roles in clinical practice and health system management, exemplifying the mission and vision of CSU and the School of Nursing by being recognized as a national leader in improving the health of individuals, communities and populations. 

“We are committed to educating life-long learners who will be the next generation of practitioners and leaders in healthcare for our region and beyond,” stated Dr. Maureen M. Mitchell, Ed.D, RN, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, CSU School of Nursing. 

Diversified specializations in nursing attract students to CSU from around the nation

CSU’s School of Nursing is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service, and offers undergraduate nursing degrees (BSN, RN-BSN), and Master of Science degrees in nursing that focus on specializations in nursing education, clinical nurse leader, forensic nursing and specialized populations, all of which attract exceptional students from across the U.S.

CSU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares community-based practitioners in the BSN-DNP pathway for the specialties of family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health across the lifespan. With a vision to the future, CSU is preparing the next generation of leaders in the MSN-DNP pathway in health systems leadership.