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Press Release for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

UNF School of Nursing Among Top 50 Nursing Schools in the Southeast

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida’s School of Nursing has been named one of the Top 50 nursing schools in the Southeast, according to Nursing Schools Almanac.

The research team at Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on more than 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States, with just 10 percent making the final list.

The Southeast rankings included Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Each nursing school in the region was evaluated on three dimensions: the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; and student success, particularly on the National Council Licensure Examination.

“We’re proud to be recognized by Nursing Schools Almanac, who looks at the value of our nursing program and student success,” said Dr. Pam Chally, dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF. “Our School of Nursing program is committed to meeting needs for nurses in the community.”

More than 700 students enroll in the UNF School of Nursing each academic year, and the School graduates around 140 prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing students each year. UNF nursing graduates have a national pass rate of 94.29 on the National Certification Licensure, which is higher than the national pass rate of 85.49 and the Florida pass rate of 74.3.

Nursing Schools Almanac’s mission is to provide aspiring nurses a detailed comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school. For more information, visit

The School of Nursing was selected as the first flagship program at UNF and offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program has a community-based, population-focused curriculum corresponding to changes in healthcare delivery trends.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.