Fairfield University's School of Nursing ranks among "10 Best Colleges for a Degree in Nursing"

Small class sizes, latest simulation technology, and clinical experience earn Fairfield this honor

Image: SON studentsFairfield University's School of Nursing has been named among the nation's ten best schools at which to earn a degree in nursing. Joining the School of Nursing on the list were the Ivy League institutions Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to other first rate nursing schools affiliated with top teaching hospitals in the United States, including UCLA, Georgetown University, and New York University.

The "10 Best Colleges for a Degree in Nursing" list was featured on Bright Hub, an online resource addressing a wide range of topics including education. The rankings were provided by CollegeFactual.Com. For the complete list, see http://www.brighthub.com/education/college/articles/128636.aspx.

Both Fairfield's undergraduate and graduate programs were touted in the article. Editors noted that students are taught with the latest healthcare technology. Also applauded were the clinical experiences that Fairfield offers its students, which allow for hands-on education. Editors also observed that Fairfield's nursing graduates find numerous employment opportunities and earn above average national salaries.

The inclusion of Fairfield's School of Nursing on the top 10 list comes on the heels of Professor Sheila Grossman, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN, being named among the "25 Top NP Program Professors." The list from the blog, Nurse Practioner Schools, featured educators from Yale, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Duke, PENN, and New York Universities, among other top notch schools linked to prestigious teaching hospitals. Dr. Grossman is coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track at Fairfield.

For more information about Fairfield University's School of Nursing, call (203) 254-4000 ext. 4150, or visit the SON website.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 25, 2014

Vol. 47, No. 65

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