Regis University Loretto Heights School of Nursing earns no. 4 ranking in U.S. News best online masters in nursing programs for veterans

Donnie VeaseyMay 22, 2013

(DENVER) – The Loretto Heights School of Nursing (LHSON) in Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions received a no. 4 ranking by U.S. News & World Report Best Online Masters in Nursing Programs for Veterans.

U.S. News launched their initial rankings of the Best Online Programs for Veterans to help veterans choose a quality online program. According to U.S. News, these programs have taken steps to improve the higher education experience for veterans.

“We’re obviously elated that our online masters in nursing program was recognized for being one of the top online nursing program for veterans by U.S. News & World Report,” said Carol Weber, dean of the Loretto Heights School of Nursing in the Regis University Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. “This ranking reflects the excellence of our online nursing program, our faculty, staff and students. While we’ll certainly celebrate this achievement we’ll never stop working to be better as we educate men and women to be in service of others.”

LHSON is a top nursing school in Colorado and its graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence, compassion, ethics and leadership abilities. The LHSON mission is to provide high quality, values-centered, professional nursing education and to strengthen a commitment to social justice and community service. LHSON provides a supportive environment with opportunities to identify personal values, to be socially responsible, and to develop competence in nursing practice and leadership in the delivery and transformation of health care for the betterment of society.

The Best Online Programs for Veterans includes bachelor's programs as well as master's programs in education, nursing, engineering and business. Only regionally accredited degree-granting programs that were 100 percent online were considered.

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