Siena Heights University (SHU) Nursing Program was recently ranked #24 in the state of Michigan by Nursing School Almanac.

For the 2022 rankings, the research team at Nursing School Almanac collected data on nearly 3,000 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States. Of the 3,000 nursing schools evaluated, only 40 percent made the final list. The mission at Nursing Schools Almanac is to provide aspiring nurses a detailed, comprehensive, and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school. An integral part of this effort is our annual rankings of the best nursing schools in the country.

Each nursing school was evaluated on three dimensions:

  • The institution’s academic prestige and perceived value (50% of overall score).
  • The breadth and depth of nursing programs offered (20% of overall score).
  • Student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensure examination (30% of overall score).

Most recently, the May 2022 nursing graduates of SHU have a 100% first-time NCLEX exam pass rate.

Siena Heights Director of Nursing, Joanne Yastik, PhD, RN, CNE, said, “Students seeking a nursing program have many options, especially at the RN to BSN or MSN levels. Siena Nursing is very appreciative to receive this recognition. Being nationally ranked speaks to our curriculum, as well as the quality instruction provided by our faculty, both in person and online.  We encourage prospective students to visit our campus, speak with a nursing recruiter, take a virtual tour, and experience the ‘Siena effect’ for themselves!”

SHU’s nursing program consists of:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program available on the residential campus in Adrian.
  • An accelerated RN to BSN degree completion program designed for licensed Registered Nurses to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and can be completed within 16 months, completely online.
  • A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Health Systems Leadership that focuses on preparing nurses for leadership positions across the spectrum of health care and is designed to develop strategic and creative thinkers who employ a wide variety of innovative strategies to improve processes, outcomes, and quality of care through the adoption of leadership roles in a multitude of health care settings. The program is available completely online.