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February 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 8

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FAU’s Online Graduate Nursing Program Soars to No. 7 in 2020 ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s online master’s degree in nursing is ranked No. 7 in the nation for “Best Online Graduate Programs” in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. The college soared to No. 7 from the No. 23 spot in 2019, and is the top-ranked program for private and public institutions in Florida. FAU’s College of Business, College of Education and overall online bachelor’s programs also made the list this year.

FAU’s College of Business is ranked No. 69 nationwide this year for the “Best Online MBA Programs” and No. 37 for the “Best Online Business Programs – non-MBA (e.g. accounting, finance and health administration). FAU’s online non-MBA business programs also are listed on the “Best Online Programs for Veterans in 2020.” The College of Education climbed to the No. 48 spot nationwide for the 2020 “Best Online Education Programs,” up from the No. 77 spot in 2019. In addition, FAU’s online bachelor’s programs ranked No. 73 in 2020, escalating from No. 233 in 2019.
 
“The rise in rankings of our online graduate programs is a testament to the caliber of our staff and faculty who lead and teach those programs and their and our students’ commitment to excellence,” said Safiya George, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. “Our college is grounded in caring science, which also extends to and is integrated into the delivery of our online graduate programs. Faculty, staff and students co-labor together to ensure a positive online learning experience, full engagement with the content and learning environment and mastery of content. A combination of exceptional talent, use of best practices, and great leadership from our associate dean for academic programs, Dr. Kay Edwards, and our assistant dean for graduate programs, Dr. Joy Longo, are the keys attributable to this success.”
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