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No. 4 in U.S. News rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory 4th among U.S. nursing schools in the 2020 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools guide. The school has maintained its place in the top five nursing schools since 2017.

Its Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranked 9th for 2020. Specialty program rankings included Health Systems Leadership (No. 10), Family Nurse Practitioner (No. 15), and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (No. 15).

Top-ranked graduate nursing schools for 2020:

No. 1: Johns Hopkins
No. 2: Duke
No. 3: Penn
No. 4: Emory
No. 5: Columbia, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Yale (tied)




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No. 3 in NIH rankings

Emory currently ranks No. 3 among U.S. nursing schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2018, the school received a record $17.9 million in total research funding. NIH funding accounted for $8.9 million of the total. The school has ranked among the top five nursing schools in NIH funding for the past four years.

Top five ranked nursing schools in NIH funding

No. 1: Penn
No. 2: UCSF
No. 3: Emory
No. 4: Pitt
No. 5: NYU

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