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)
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.