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Frontier School ranks as one of U.S. News and World Report's
top 50 graduate schools of nursing
HYDEN, KY – The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing has been named one of the top 50 graduate schools of nursing in the country, according to the Best Graduate School rankings released by U.S. News and World Report on March 15. The rankings are released every four years, and Frontier repeated its top 50 performance from 2007.
U.S News and World Report also ranked specialized programs within the master of science in nursing degree. In the latest report, Frontier’s nurse-midwifery program ranked 13th nationally, and its family nurse practitioner program was 14th in the country.
“Frontier School is so proud to be ranked in the top fifty nursing schools in the country and especially proud to have the nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner programs ranked in the top fifteen,” said Susan Stone, president and dean of Frontier. The Frontier School, which has a long tradition in Kentucky dating to 1939, today operates distance-learning programs for nurses desiring education as nurse-midwives and/or nurse practitioners with a historic campus in Hyden, Ky.
“This is a reflection of the dedicated work of the faculty, staff, students and alumni,” Stone said. “We are mission-driven and very focused on educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who improve health care for families. These rankings are one piece of evidence showing the effectiveness of our efforts, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”
U.S. News and World Report based its health rankings on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and/or faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline. Only fully accredited programs in good standing during the survey period were ranked. For the current rankings, 478 nursing schools were surveyed.
Rankings are published online at www.usnews.com. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2012 edition guidebook, which goes on sale April 5.
Located in Hyden, Ky., Frontier is a single-purpose graduate school of nursing that offers a master of science in nursing with specialty tracks for nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner and women’s health care nurse practitioner certifications. The school also offers a doctor of nursing practice program for nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. The programs are offered using distance-education methods guided by expert faculty, allowing students to remain in their home communities while pursuing their education.
Learn more about Frontier at www.frontier.edu.