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UHD Nursing Degree Program Spotlighted in Rankings List


By Sheryl E. Taylor

Nursing Schools Almanac (NSA) has just released its 2019 rankings of the “Best U.S. Nursing Schools" and University of Houston-Downtown placed in two geographic regions—No. 58 in Texas and No. 78 in the Southwest region.

Housed in the College of Sciences & Technology, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is designed as a degree completion degree for students that have already received an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) degree along with their RN license. The BSN Degree at UHD offers students a strong educational foundation in nursing, while also providing them with the leadership and critical thinking skills necessary for a challenging career in any healthcare setting, or in the pursuit of a graduate degree.

Nursing Schools Almanac mission is to provide aspiring nurses a detailed, comprehensive, and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school. An integral part of this effort is its annual rankings of the best nursing schools in the country. The organization collected data from more than 3,000 nursing school and campuses nationwide, and only 20 percent made the list of the best nursing schools. Each institution was assessed on three critical dimensions:

  • Academic prestige and perceived value (50% of overall score)
  • Breadth and depth of nursing programs offered (20% of overall score)
  • Student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensure examination (30% of overall score)
About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.