LITTLE ROCK — Nursing Schools Almanac has recognized the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing in its 2022 ranking of the nation’s 100 best nursing programs.

The UAMS College of Nursing ranked No. 82 among the 3,000 institutions examined by Nursing Schools Almanac, which places UAMS among the top 3%. Among public nursing schools in the United States, UAMS is listed as No. 44 out of more than 1,800. UAMS was also the only university in Arkansas to make the Top 100.

“The UAMS College of Nursing continues to be recognized for our excellent programs,” said Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, dean of the College of Nursing. “This would not have happened without the faculty’s dedication and commitment to providing quality education to our students.”

Nursing Schools Almanac based its rankings on the institutions’ academic prestige and perceived value; the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; and the success of students, particularly in their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) results.

The UAMS College of Nursing educates more than 600 students in its Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

The College of Nursing graduates at least 100 students each spring, and those students perform strongly on their licensure and certification exams.