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U.S. News & World Report publishes America's Best Graduate Schools 2014, a guidebook that ranks several UI College of Nursing graduate programs among the finest in the nation (in comparison to all public and private schools):

No. 2 - Nursing Service Administration (Health Systems)

No. 2 - Gerontological/Geriatric Nursing

No. 11 - Nurse Anesthetist

No. 11 - Master of Science in Nursing

No. 12 - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

While we're proud of our outstanding rankings, they are not what motivates our faculty and students. Rather, it is being at the hub of intellectual activity in nursing -- the center of innovation and discovery, where new ideas for nursing care are developed, tested, applied to patient care and then distributed throughout the world as best practices.

In addition to being national leaders in the specialties ranked above, the College of Nursing has made a commitment to developing national prominence in clinical genetics -- a discipline that will likely revolutionize health care and clinical practice in an information age.

Known for the development of evidence-based guidelines for care that are used throughout the nursing community, UI College of Nursing scientists seek to improve clinical outcomes and enhance nursing practice world-wide.

As the smallest of the Big Ten colleges of nursing, we have the agility for experimentation and innovation. Far from being a disadvantage, we trade on the value of our size and selectivity for sustaining a close intellectual community of carefully chosen faculty members and students.