The University of Memphis and the Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences both offer reputable nursing programs in Memphis, Tennessee. Vanderbilt University in Nashville, just over 200 miles from Memphis, has Tennessee's highest ranked graduate-level nursing program, according to U.S. News & World Report.
According to AllNursingSchools.com, there are only two sets of rankings for nursing schools, and they are produced by U.S. News & World Report and NIH Research Funding. U.S. News & World Report ranks NLNAC-accredited graduate level nursing programs based on a peer-review process. The NIH Research Funding ranks schools based on the amount of research money given to individual nursing schools.