The U.S. News & World Report has once again named the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing among the nation's best online graduate nursing schools. The MUSC College of Nursing ranks No. 3 overall, No. 2 among public universities, and No.1 for veterans in the publication's 2018 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings.

In recent years, online learning has become an innovative way for students to learn instruction at the some of the top nursing schools in the U.S. In a rapidly growing and competitive market, this is the fifth year in a row that the school has been ranked in the top three.

"As one of the first nursing schools to forge into online instruction, this top ranking again illustrates our commitment to promote innovative learning and practice to nurses across the country," said Gail Stuart, Ph.D., dean of the MUSC College of Nursing.

The MUSC College of Nursing offers online graduate programs that award a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in nursing science degree. The school also provides an on-campus Accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing (ABSN) degree with classroom, clinical, and lab components, as well as an online RN to BSN program. In fall 2017, more than 560 students were enrolled in the College of Nursing.

An upcoming application deadline for the MUSC College of Nursing’s outstanding online DNP program is January 15. Learn more about MUSC’s nursing programs visit