U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Graduate Schools guide has again ranked Seton Hall's graduate programs in the College of Nursing among the best in the nation. This year, however, marks a significant rise, with the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) ranked at #50, up from #83 during the previous year; and the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) programs positioned at #56 from the previous ranking of #65 during 2019. The College of Nursing is one of only two New Jersey schools ranked highest in these categories.
According to U.S. News, it surveyed 584 nursing schools with master's or doctoral programs accredited in late summer 2018 by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Both the master's and D.N.P. rankings are based on a weighted average of 14 indicators. Seven ranking indicators are used in both the master's and D.N.P. ranking models. These include four research activity indicators, faculty credentials, the percentage of faculty members with important achievements, and faculty participation in nursing practice. The other seven indicators in each ranking use measures that are specific to each degree type.
- Peer assessment score
Program Student Selectivity and Program Size
- Mean undergraduate GPA
- Acceptance rate
- Faculty credentials
- Percentage of faculty with important academic achievements in the nursing field
- Nursing practice participation
- Degree output productivity
- Total research expenditures
- Average research expenditures per faculty member
In fall 2018, the College of Nursing joined the School of Health and Medical Sciences along with the new Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University as part of the University's new Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) Campus in Nutley, NJ. The IHS campus creates a forward-thinking approach to healthcare education, bringing together future doctors, nurses and health professionals. This innovative team-based training reflects the future of healthcare delivery; Seton Hall is one of the first universities in the world to blaze this trail. This new approach will vastly improve cooperation and communication among health professionals and greatly strengthen patient care.
Dean Marie C. Foley, Ph.D., R.N. states, "Our mission is to offer a values based curriculum to assist students to excel as members of interprofessional healthcare teams, to serve as servant leaders, to provide evidence-based compassionate care and to improve their communities. Our faculty are recognized as leaders, researchers and practitioners locally, regionally, and nationally."