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March 30, 2007

University of Maryland School of Nursing Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

For Immediate Release:
March 30, 2007

Contact: Patricia Adams

Baltimore, Md. –The University of Maryland School of Nursing rose three points – from No. 10 to No. 7 – in the latest ranking of graduate schools released by U.S. News & World Report today. This marks the sixth consecutive time the School has been ranked among the nation's top 10 schools of nursing. In addition to the overall ranking, three of the School's master's specialty programs received top 10 status. The Family Nurse Practitioner program was ranked No. 5, and both the Adult Nurse Practitioner program and the Nursing Service Administration program were ranked No. 6.

“We are elated by the progression of our national ranking from No. 10 to No. 7 among all nursing schools in the nation,” said Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing. “This achievement is a testimonial to the outstanding commitment of our faculty, staff, and administration, who consistently provide powerful leadership and innovative programming for nursing education.”

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