OU College of Nursing Named Top 20 Online Graduate Nursing Program

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Oklahoma City – The University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing has risen into the top 20 rankings as one of the best online graduate nursing programs for 2019 as announced by the U.S. News & World Report.

This year, the OU College of Nursing is tied for No. 19 in the rankings, marking its first top 20 achievement. The rankings were released this week.

“The OU College of Nursing was a pioneer when faculty began delivering nursing education online in the 1990s,” said Interim Dean Gary Loving, Ph.D., R.N. “That rankings of our online programs continue to rise is a testament to the skill and experience of the faculty who teach in our online programs.”

The rankings are determined by how nursing programs perform in five areas: engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, student excellence, and services and technologies. A separate peer assessment survey was filled out by deans of nursing schools with online graduate programs and top distance-learning officials at those institutions.

The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is nationally recognized, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level programs to those interested in starting or advancing a career in the profession of nursing. With locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton, the college is the state’s largest nursing program and is dedicated to continuing the leadership and academic excellence that have become synonymous with the University of Oklahoma.


One of nation’s few academic health centers with seven professional colleges — Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate Studies — the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center serves approximately 4,000 students in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For more information, visit ouhsc.edu.


OU Health — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Health is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Health serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Health’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.