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Research Rankings - US Nursing Schools

The 2013 results are in!  Which US universities with research intensive nursing programs made the top ten in US National Institutes for Health Funding?  Here's the list:

1. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO
2. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 3. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 4. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 5. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT PITTSBURGH 6. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 7. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES 8. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 9. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE 10. EMORY UNIVERSITY
So what does this mean? If you are a newly minted PhD or Post-Doc and you want to get your research career off the ground, applying for a job at one of those institutions will give you a good shot at developing your career.
If you are looking for a PhD program or a Post-Doctoral Fellowship, one of those schools would probably be the best place to look for opportunities and mentoring.  Nursing schools in universities that can consistently obtain funding mean that they have good research infrastructure overall to su…

Welcome to 2014, Most Trusted Professionals in the US!

Welcome to 2014!  What does the new year have in store for you?  As you've figured out about US nursing by now, there are so many possibilities.  Maybe it's time for a career change?  To go back to school?  To move on from your current job into something else?  Hopefully a little mentoring can help you get there.

Meanwhile, pat yourselves on the back again nurses.  In 2013, the US public voted nurses the most trusted of all the service professionals in the country, with 85% indicating high levels of trustworthiness and dedication to ethics.  This was our highest ranking ever!  So if you've had one of those days at work, take a moment to pat yourselves on the back.

In the US, nurses are lucky enough to be held in such high esteem.  That's not the case in every country.  In fact, nursing is undergoing a transition around the world. Nurses are doing more in many countries due to personnel shortages.  You know what its like to work with too few nurses on staff in your faci…

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