UACCN Online Master’s Programs Ranked No. 1 for Veterans for Second Year in a Row

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The Capstone College of Nursing at The University of Alabama is proud to announce its online master’s in nursing programs have once again been ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

In 2024, CCN received top recognition, ranking No. 1 for Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs for Veterans for the second year in a row. UA is the only school in the state of Alabama ranked in this category.

“The Capstone College of Nursing is committed to excellence in the delivery of educational opportunities for all of our students, including distance learners,” said Dean Julie Sanford. “We are proud to offer program formats that support the success of those students, and are especially proud to know we are supporting our veterans.”

Additionally, the College’s Master of Science in Nursing Program ranked No. 6 for Best Online MSN Program and was the only Alabama nursing program ranked in the top 40.

“CCN’s faculty and staff are committed to ensuring optimal program delivery to meet the needs of our students, and strive to offer accessible and flexible online programs for practicing nurses including our military veterans.” said Dr. Amy Lee, CCN Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. “We are honored by this recognition and are proud to contribute to the growth and development of the nursing profession here at The University of Alabama.” 

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Nursing Programs were determined based on the institution’s performance across five categories: engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer assessment, student services and technology, and student excellence. For more information about the Best Online Programs methodology, click here.

CCN currently offers the following graduate programs: MSN Nurse Executive; MSN Nurse Practitioner (Family and/or Mental Health); MSN Nurse Educator, Doctor of Nursing Practice; Joint Online Nursing Science PhD program with the University of Alabama in Huntsville; Doctorate in Education for Nurse Educators in partnership with UA College of Education; and post-graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs. For more information about CCN’s graduate programs, click here.