ATLANTA—The Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Profession reported that several of its programs rose in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings. The doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) program made the most significant rise moving 65 spots into the top 75, ranking No. 71, up from No. 136 in 2016, the last year that category was ranked.
“This is an excellent recognition of our faculty, staff, students and alumni, who work extremely well together as a team,” said Dr. Sujay Galen, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.
Also, the master of occupational therapy (O.T./M.) degree program made its debut at No. 108, tied 14 other programs.
“This ranking signifies confidence in the new Georgia State OT program by its peers nationally,” said Dr. Kinsuk Maitra, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy. “The peer surveys went out when not even a single class graduated from the program, and so it speaks volumes of our nationally recognized faculty.”
The School of Nursing doctor of nursing practice degree rose to No. 115, up from No. 126 in the previous year, and the master’s program ranked 136.
“The Lewis College is happy to receive this good ranking news during these times,” said Dr. Huanbiao Mo, interim dean of the Lewis College. “I especially want to thank our faculty and students for their hard work in making these programs a success.”
The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions prepares the next generation of clinicians and scholars who are critical to improving individual and community health. Since 1968, the college has produced more than 6,600 nurses and nurse practitioners and more than 5,300 allied healthcare professionals. Many of these professionals are employed in hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities throughout Georgia and around the U.S.
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