According to Value Colleges, www.valuecolleges.com, the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center ranked in the Top 50 Best Value Nursing Programs for both the Ph.D. and D.N.P. programs for 2016.
For ranking methodology, Value College reviewed regionally-accredited, mostly AACN-accredited programs and ranked them according to reputability, return on investment – mid-level salaries of alumni reported by Payscale and tuition cost. Value College determined which institutions offered the best balance between quality, job market reliability and affordability.
The OU College of Nursing’s Ph.D. is designed to prepare nurse scientists to advance the science, art and practice of the discipline through patient-centered research and scientific inquiry. The program prepares nurses to develop and apply knowledge in many roles as a research investigator, educator, administrator, clinician and health care policy advocate. The D.N.P. program is a clinical doctoral program for registered nurses who are looking to further their education. The D.N.P. program builds upon a traditional master’s program by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and system leadership, in additional to other key areas.
The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma
The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is nationally recognized, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level programs to those interested in starting or advancing a career in the profession of nursing. With locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton, the College is the state’s largest nursing program and is dedicated to continuing the leadership and academic excellence that have become synonymous with the University of Oklahoma. The College of Nursing is a part of the OU Health Sciences Center, a leader in education, research and patient care and one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. To find out more, visit http://nursing.ouhsc.edu/.