ECU College of Nursing’s online graduate program received a huge accolade last week when US News & World Report released the 2013 Best Schools ranking which put the program in the #10 spot.
Unlike previous online program rankings, the 2013 list compares quality, not just the number of students enrolled in programs. Schools are evaluated on factors like student engagement, faculty credentials, admissions selectivity and student services and technology.
Online education is especially good for nurses because these professionals are desperately needed in the workforce while they pursue an advanced graduate degree. With online education, students are able to work and go to school at the same time. Students also participate in virtual clinic simulations and complete practicum hours in hospitals or agencies near their home.
ECU’s nursing online graduate program areas of study are:
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Many graduates of the program provide primary care to citizens, especially in eastern North Carolina, while others serve as leaders in hospitals and health centers. The nursing education focus prepares instructors for colleges and universities so that more new nurses may enter the profession.
Pirate Nurses rank high in patient care and U.S. News & World Report!
Sylvia T. Brown, EdD, RN, CNE
Dean and Professor
ECU College of Nursing