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


Media Contact: Teddy DeRosa, tderosa@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2118

Graduates’ salaries and small class sizes receive accolades in the latest top ranking for the University’s nursing program.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (February 4, 2016) — Fairfield University's Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies has been named among the nation's 10 best schools at which to earn a degree in nursing. Joining the Egan School on the list is the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to other first rate nursing schools affiliated with top teaching hospitals in the United States, including New York University and Johns Hopkins University.

The rankings were provided by College Factual, a site dedicated to providing current and prospective college students the information they need to make an informed decision about their higher education future.

The article touts the high percentage of graduates who find numerous employment opportunities and earn above average national salaries. Additionally, the low faculty-student ratio and high percentage of full-time faculty members were noted.

This latest ranking for the Egan School comes on the heels of Fairfield’s inclusion in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” and the Egan School’s Top 10 ranking for best hybrid RN to BSN programs in the country.

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

Pictured: Students at the annual White Coat Ceremony. Credit: Kate Eisemann

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Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on February 5, 2016

Vol. 48, No. 91

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