UM-Flint recognized by U.S. News & World Report for online education excellence

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UM-Flint has been recognized for its online excellence.

The University of Michigan-Flint has been recognized for its online education excellence by U.S. News & World Report in its "Best Online Programs" rankings.

The university was honored for its online bachelor's degree programs, as well as its online master's degree programs in education and nursing.

UM-Flint first started online programs in 2000 and has hundreds of courses taught online by its on-campus faculty.

"We are delighted that students receive such a high value from UM-Flint online programs," said Nick Gaspar, director of the Office of Extended Learning. "Today, students have to juggle work, sports, and family, along with their education. Our high-quality online programs give the flexibility to be a successful student while fulfilling life commitments at the same time."

The School of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), and an online Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP) that prepares nurses to become family, primary care adult-gerontology, psychiatric/mental health, and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners. In partnership with the School of Education & Human Services, there is also a Nurse Educator concentration within the MSN program.

"The School of Nursing is very pleased to make the national rankings," said Dean and Professor of Nursing Margaret Andrews, PhD. "The nursing faculty provide a high-quality, affordable, and accessible online education."

"Achieving a national ranking not only identifies our program as a top nurse practitioner program, it also increases the visibility of our program as a very good value in nurse practitioner education," said Professor and Director of Graduating Nursing Affairs Connie Creech, EdD.

Within UM-Flint graduate education programs, there are several online or mixed-mode options. The fully online master's degree programs include literacy education, education technology, and inclusive education.

"Our faculty deliver online programs of the highest quality," said Dean Robert Barnett of the School of Education and Human Services. "This recognition speaks to the dedication and hard work of our faculty."

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