SLU Ranks in Top Ten for Best Colleges for Nursing in America
Niche recently ranked Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing as the No. 8 best college in the country for nursing.
According to the site, “SLU offers great education and a variety of opportunities to succeed.”
The site’s ranking analyzed colleges and universities and is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.
To be considered, colleges and universities needed to confer at least five bachelor’s degrees in the field or have the major represent at least 20% of all bachelor’s degrees conferred by the school.
SLU offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in nursing, as well as several post-masters certificates in nursing.
“Nursing students in the Valentine School experience first-hand the power of an excellent college education shaped by expert faculty and staff grounded in our mission of educating the whole person - mind, body, heart, and spirit,” said Danny Willis, DNS, dean of the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.
In addition to the Niche ranking, the Valentine School of Nursing is consistently honored for its work educating the next generation of health care leaders.
Nursing faculty from SLU are annually in the running for honors in St. Louis Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing awards. Faculty members are also awarded for their achievements in the field by groups including the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
- In 2018, Zippia.com put SLU at the top of its list of Best Colleges for Nursing Majors in Missouri. The site used data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and College Scorecard data from the U.S. Department of Education to determine which programs offer the best career opportunities for nursing majors.
- In 2017, SLU was awarded $1.5 million in federal funds to support disadvantaged students by providing them student mentors, faculty mentors and pre-entry work experiences. The HRSA nursing workforce diversity grant aids SLU’s School of Nursing in increasing the recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially for students who are African American or Hispanic/Latino.
- In 2016, SLU received an award of $2.1 million in federal funds for scholarships to nursing students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Those awarded scholarships demonstrated financial need and included students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing
Founded in 1928, the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing at Saint Louis University has achieved a national reputation for its innovative and pioneering programs. Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral nursing programs, its faculty members are nationally recognized for their teaching, research and clinical expertise.