The University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing has been ranked as one of the best online advanced degree nursing programs for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.
“We are very proud of the programs we are able to offer at the OU College of Nursing,” said Interim Dean Gary Loving, Ph.D., R.N. “The online programs allow for flexibility for students to better meet their individual needs as they work toward advanced degrees in nursing.” Loving explains that the college’s online educational programs help address the critical shortage of nursing leaders in health care agencies across Oklahoma.
According to U.S. News, the online advanced degree rankings are determined by student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technologies, as well as admissions selectivity.
“We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Loving. “Our nursing programs, outstanding faculty guidance and clinical partnerships provide our students a research based learning environment in a variety of health care settings.” This is the third U.S. News & World Report accolade for the OU College of Nursing as earlier in 2017 the master’s and doctor of nursing programs were ranked among the best for 2017 and 2018. For this year’s ranking, the online graduate nursing program is No. 23.
The full list of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs” can be found at
The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma
The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is nationally recognized, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level programs to those interested in starting or advancing a career in the profession of nursing. With locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton, the College is the state’s largest nursing program and is dedicated to continuing the leadership and academic excellence that have become synonymous with the University of Oklahoma. The College of Nursing is a part of the OU Health Sciences Center, a leader in education, research and patient care and one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. To find out more, visit

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