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SLU Ranks in Top Ten for Best Colleges for Nursing in America

by Maggie Rotermund on 03/11/2021
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Niche recently ranked Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing as the No. 8 best college in the country for nursing.

Trudy Busch Valentine School of 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.

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.