The top 10 nursing school for the 2014 to 2015 school year as ranked by U.S. News & World Report were John Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, University of California at San Francisco, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Duke University, Oregon Health and Science University, University of Pittsburgh and Yale University. John Hopkins University was rated the best nursing school, and Yale University was ranked at number 10.
The ranking system used by U.S. News & World Report for the best nursing schools is based on graduation rates, student retention, NCLEX pass rates, employment rates, faculty credentials and tuition. The extended list includes the top 70 nursing schools in the United States. It was created in order to help guide potential nursing students to the schools that meet their needs. Collegeatlas.org also gives information about online nursing schools for those who do not wish to attend a school on campus. This web page also gives the 2015 to 2016 top nursing school list from U.S. News and World Report, information about how nursing schools are ranked, top online nursing schools, articles related to choosing a nursing school and the annual wages of those who have a degree in nursing.