CHICAGO, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Xavier University (SXU) recently surpassed more than 1,200 distance education degree programs across the country to earn the No. #2 ranking on U.S. News & World Report's "2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" list.
"This ranking illustrates a commitment to excellence in nursing education and demonstrates the dynamic leadership and talented faculty who incorporate best practices in online education at Saint Xavier University (SXU), said School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D. We encourage all SXU graduate nursing students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet a changing and challenging healthcare environment with compassion, service, hospitality, and integrity. Throughout their educational journey and beyond, we expect them to always hold true to the core values grounded in our Mercy heritage that highlight the importance of respect, excellence, and learning for life."
SXU's Online Graduate Nursing program was designated as a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence last year, an honor held by only 17 schools in the nation, so inclusion on this annual list (released on Jan. 8) further illustrates the hard work of SXU's leadership and faculty. Additionally, the baccalaureate/master's nursing program was also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) until June 30, 2023.
The U.S. News & World Report's rankings weighed a variety of factors, including: student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology. More information about the list's ranking methodologies is available online.
SXU Chicago Campus: 3700 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, Ill. 60655 – (773) 298-3000
SXU Orland Park Campus: 18230 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, Ill. 60467 – (708) 802-6200
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier Universitywas the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago's oldest Catholic university. Serving more than 5,000 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Parkand its Loop location, the University offers: 43 undergraduate programs; 25 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, educationand nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier's excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.
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