HPU Graduate Nursing Climbs in U.S. News Rankings, Social Work Program Ranks for First Time
March 17, 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii — Hawai‘i Pacific University's graduate nursing program climbed significantly in U.S. News & World Report's recent rankings. The program, in HPU’s College of Health and Society, came in at No. 124 in the latest rankings, up 57 places over the last two years.
The college's graduate social work program also participated in the U.S. News ranking for the first time, coming in at No. 103.
U.S. News' rankings recognize HPU as having nationally competitive, first-tier programs, said HPU Provost Matthew Liao-Troth.
"Both are major accomplishments and we thank and congratulate the faculty, staff and students in both programs for their outstanding work, as well as Dean Lynette Landry and her leadership team at the College of Health and Society."
Liao-Troth also recognized the roles played by graduate chair Diane Knight in leading the nursing program, and retired professor Lorraine Marais and social work graduate director Michaela Renkel for their leadership of the social work program.
HPU has one of the state's leading nursing programs. Its undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are certified by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). HPU's social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).