UNC School of Nursing ranks #7 among online master’s programs in nursing administration

U.S. News & World Report published its 2024 Best Online Program rankings, and Carolina Nursing is ranked seventh among the Best Online Master’s Programs in Nursing Administration and Leadership in the United States.

For the 2024 edition of Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, U.S. News ranked schools using five categories: engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer assessment, services and technologies, and student success.

Carolina Nursing’s online Health Care Leadership and Administration (HCLA) degree is designed to establish an academic foundation that blends business with person-centered care—to advance health for all in a way that is purpose-driven, inclusive, and that positively impacts health care delivery and outcomes.

“A master’s degree in nursing can pave the way for more advanced roles in administration and leadership,” said Valerie Howard, dean of the UNC School of Nursing. “The high rank of Carolina Nursing’s online master’s degree in health care leadership and administration reflects the exceptional dedication and expertise of our faculty, staff and students.”

With the support of world-class faculty, HCLA students will develop a robust foundation in systems-thinking, organization theory, human resource management, healthcare policy and advocacy, and leadership development through their coursework and clinical placements.

“Leadership training for nurses and nurse managers is vital, correlating directly with workforce retention by equipping them with essential skills, providing avenues for career growth and empowering them to excel in their roles,” Howard said. “At Carolina Nursing, we are committed to cultivating nurse leaders who not only address the pressing issue of the nursing shortage but also contribute to building a resilient healthcare workforce for the future.”



Carolina Nursing’s Top-Ranked Programs

Currently tied for 10th among master’s nursing programs, tied for 4th among undergraduate programs, and ranked 15th among doctor of nursing practice programs by U.S. News and World Report for 2024, Carolina Nursing offers top-ranked degree options for nursing students at all levels.

See additional Carolina Nursing rankings here.


About the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Established in 1950, the UNC School of Nursing is part of a cutting-edge, research-intensive university with top-ranked schools of medicine, public health, pharmacy, dentistry and social work located just steps away and adjacent to the renowned UNC Hospitals.

A globally top-ranked public school of nursing, Carolina Nursing provides a diverse, energetic and collegial environment for participating in world-class interprofessional education, scientific inquiry and practice opportunities. The school offers BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD degree programs, as well as post-graduate certificate programs.

As a leading provider of bedside nurses and nurse practitioners, educators, researchers and leaders devoted to public health and access, the UNC School of Nursing is uniquely positioned to serve the front lines of the most pressing health care challenges we face today.

For more information, visit nursing.unc.edu.

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