STONY BROOK, NY, January 25, 2022 – For the third year in a row, the Stony Brook University School of Nursing’s Online Master’s Program was ranked in the top 10 schools nationwide by the U.S. News and World Report in its 2022 Best Online Programs rankings.
The Stony Brook program is ranked 8th, up a notch from 9th last year. It was ranked 7th in 2020 by the same U.S. News ranking system. The School of Nursing has offered online education since 1994. The Master’s Program has had particular success rising in the ranks as it has remained in the top 20 for most of the past decade.
In an era of increasing modules for remote learning within many forms of higher education – accelerated in part by the worldwide pandemic – nursing benefits from high quality online education.
“Students taking courses in our online master’s format often work full-time, and going to school in this way benefits them not having to travel to classes every day, especially during this pandemic,” says Annette Wysocki, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing. “Furthermore, this platform is not static, as our content and presentations include visuals, graphics and even simulated clinical experiences to enhance the quality of education.”
The School also was ranked 13th for Nursing Administration, which is a significant distinction because the Stony Brook MS Program in Nursing Leadership prepares nurses as leaders to assume leadership positions across all levels of nursing. Fostering nurses’ roles as leaders and advocates is a key concept identified in The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report, released by the National Academy of Medicine in 2021.
According to U.S. News, online graduate data used as methodology to calculate the rankings is based on factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology. For more details about the methodology, see this link from U.S. News.