Nursing Schools Almanac Ranks Assumption’s Nursing Program among the Best in Massachusetts & New England

Jun 14, 2022

An independent organization that ranks the academic prestige, program depth and breadth, and student success in nursing programs has ranked Assumption’s Froelich School of Nursing among the top 50 programs in New England and the top 23 in Massachusetts. According to the ranking organization, Nursing Schools Almanac, they collected data on 3,000 institutions, and only 20 percent made their list of the best nursing schools.

“The Froelich School of Nursing cultivates an intellectual community committed to preparing leaders in the delivery of safe, high-quality, and compassionate professional nursing practice,” said Froelich School of Nursing Dean and Associate Professor Caitlin Stover RN, Ph.D., PHCNS-BC, CNE, CNE-cl. “Nursing students are provided a strong liberal arts education that prepares them for reasoned decision-making, engagement in critical thinking, effective communication, and the ability to make ethical decisions that respect the fundamental dignity of every human person. At Assumption, future nurses are formed to be leaders and providers of high-quality compassionate patient-centered care.”

According to Nursing Schools Almanac, its purpose is to provide aspiring nurses with a detailed, comprehensive, and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school. 

Academic prestige and value comprise 50 percent of each school’s ranking. One factor examined in this category includes the ability to repay student debt in a timely manner. The breadth and depth of nursing programs offered by each institution comprise 20 percent of the overall score. Criteria in this category include a range of undergraduate nursing programs and the size of the program. Finally, student success, particularly the passage of licensure examinations, accounts for 30 percent of the score. Nursing Schools Almanac states that student performance on licensure tests provides a standardized metric for assessing the quality of instruction across schools. 

Assumption’s Froelich School of Nursing has initial approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).