AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College’s Nursing Programs have been selected among the best in the country in new rankings released by Nursing Schools Almanac, a comprehensive online educational resource for aspiring nurses.
Daemen is ranked in the top 60 in the Mid-Atlantic region, placing it among prestigious institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Temple University, and Seton Hall University. In New York State, Daemen is listed No. 18, making it the highest ranked private college in the Buffalo Niagara region.
“We are delighted to have Daemen receive this recognition, which speaks to the quality of all our nursing programs,” said Dr. Cheryl Nosek, chair of the Daemen Nursing Department. “As the premier health sciences educator in Western New York, Daemen offers exceptional educational preparation in nursing that adheres to the highest professional standards, outstanding clinical opportunities, and programs in flexible formats to meet the needs of working nurses.”
For the newest rankings, more than 3,000 institutions across the U.S. were evaluated based in academic prestige and perceived value, breadth and depth of nursing programs offered, and student success, particularly on the National Council for Licensure Exam (NCLEX).
Nursing Schools Almanac cited Daemen for its unique 1+2+1 nursing program, which enables students to earn both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in only four years, and gives students the advantage of working as an RN after completing their third year of study. The college also was noted for offering flexible learning options, including traditional classroom, hybrid, and online programs, including Daemen’s RN to BS degree.
At the graduate level, Daemen offers master’s degrees in adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, nursing executive leadership, nursing education, and RN to MS accelerated programs for registered nurses with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree.
Daemen has been highly-regarded in nursing education for 40 years and all its programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
More information on Daemen’s Nursing Programs is available at daemen.edu/nursing or by calling 839-8387.