Saint Xavier University (SXU) recently surpassed more than 1,100 education degree programs across the country to earn the No. #2 ranking in nursing on U.S. News & World Report’s “2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans” list.
“This ranking illustrates a commitment to excellence in nursing education and demonstrates the dynamic leadership and talented faculty who incorporate best practices in online education at Saint Xavier University (SXU),” said School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D. “We encourage all SXU veteran nursing students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet a changing and challenging healthcare environment with compassion, service, hospitality, and integrity. Throughout their educational journey and beyond, we expect them to always hold true to the core values grounded in our Mercy heritage that highlight the importance of respect, excellences, and learning for life.”
SXU has been designated a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education since 2007, an honor held by only 17 schools in the nation, so inclusion on this annual list further illustrates the hard work of SXU’s leadership and faculty. Additionally, the baccalaureate/master’s nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) until June 30, 2023.
The U.S. News & World Report’s rankings weighed a variety of factors, including: student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology. Additionally, the programs had to belong to institutions that are certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, two federal initiatives that help veterans reduce the cost of school. More information about the list’s ranking methodologies is available online.