EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
"It is always gratifying when outside organizations recognize SIUE's graduate nursing programs in such a positive way," said Andrew Griffin, PhD, CRNA, APRN and SON assistant dean of graduate programs. "After reviewing their ranking methodology, I was not surprised by the result. The categories, such as online availability, number of nurses completing their degree, affordability of tuition and others, are all areas we have focused on in the past few years to make our DNP program stand out.
"We have also worked diligently to make our final doctoral project meaningful and obtainable. I am extremely proud to see how our stepwise approach to project completion has attributed to SIUE's high level of DNP graduates who complete their degree on time, or even in some cases, earlier than planned."
DNP programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students during school, towards licensure and beyond. Learn more about the methodology at registerednursing.org/rankings-methodology/.
The SON graduate program's goal is to prepare expert nurses for leadership in professional nursing practice and patient-centered healthcare delivery. The DNP program educates nurses for the highest level of clinical practice, focusing on their advanced nursing practice specialty area or in healthcare administration.
SIUE offers an online post-master's DNP, as well as a family nurse practitioner DNP. The nurse anesthesia DNP is a mix of online and face-to-face learning.
The SON inspires students and faculty to embody the creativity to teach, the curiosity to learn, the courage to serve, and the compassion to care for others in this diverse and complex world, forever exemplifying nursing excellence in action.
The SIUE School of Nursing's programs are committed to creating excellence in nursing leadership through innovative teaching, evidence-based practice, quality research, patient advocacy and community service. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders in pursuit of shaping the nursing profession and impacting the health care environment. SIUE's undergraduate nursing programs on the Edwardsville campus and the regional campus in Carbondale help to solve the region's shortage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses and enhance the quality of nursing practice within all patient service venues. The School's graduate programs prepare nurses for advanced roles in clinical practice, administration and education.
SOURCE Southern Illinois University Edwardsville