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05/07/2015: NMSU nursing student Jessie Velasco. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

NMSU Programs Listed on U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2017

New Mexico State University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice in the College of Health and Social Services has been recognized as one of the top 100 programs in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2017.

The DNP program, which is tied for 92, offers four specialties – psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, adult-gerontological nurse practitioner and community/public health nurse practitioner.

“Our DNP program was the first one in New Mexico,” said Pam Schultz, director of the School of Nursing and associate dean of the college. “This degree fulfills a desperate need for primary care and psychiatric care of patients in New Mexico. The School of Nursing is proud to be able to offer this higher education to nurses. We are gratified to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report.”

Other NMSU graduate programs ranked in the top 200 include:

• Physics Tied-111
• Art Tied-114
• Math sciences Tied-115
• Special education and communication disorders Tied-120
• Social work Tied-123
• English Tied-125
• Chemistry and biochemistry Tied-131
• Engineering Tied-133
• Nursing (master’s) Tied-142
• Education Tied-146
• Government Tied-168
• Biology Tied-175
• Psychology Tied-177

For a complete list of rankings visit http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools?int=978d08&int=97c008

Author:  Tiffany Acosta – NMSU

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