NSU Horizons Spring 2017

33 NSU HORIZONS AROUND NSU COLLEGE’S PROGRAMS AMONG THE NATION’S BEST Three NSU online programs have been cited as among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report . NSU’s criminal justice graduate program was ranked 26th out of 41 programs; its education graduate program was 84th out of approximately 200 (up 11 spots from 2016); and its nursing graduate program was 47th out of more than 100 ranked programs (up two spots from 2016). The online graduate programs are ranked based on a variety of criteria, including: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, and peer reputation. NSU’s nonclinical M.S.N. program in the College of Nursing offers three concentrations of study including Nursing Infor- matics, Nursing Education, and Health Systems Leadership. The clinical M.S.N., A.P.R.N. program prepares nurses for advanced-level nursing practice. NSU’s criminal justice graduate program, which is part of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, is offered entirely online. NSU’s master’s program in criminal justice is designed for those interested in careers in several areas, including, but not limited to: police officer, detective, FBI special agent, DEA agent, Secret Service special agent, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agent, and Federal Air Marshal. NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education offers an extensive array of master’s degree specializations in education, offered on-site or online, that prepare educators to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. The most popular and in-demand programs include Curriculum Instruction and Technology, Educational Leadership, Exceptional Student Education, and Management and Administration of Educational Programs. n NSU RANKED AMONG TOP 20 GLOBAL UNIVERSITIES Times Higher Education and World University has ranked NSU as one of the 20 universities in the world—and one of only nine universities in the U.S.—that “could challenge the elite” universities and become globally renowned by the year 2030. Firetail, a higher education strategy consulting firm, identi- fied 20 institutions out of 346 originally considered that have an opportunity to become a new generation of “challenger” universities that will be quick to rise in rankings globally during the next 10 to 20 years. The institutions were cited for their long-term visions, short-term execution strategies, and an understanding of the changing world and their role in it. The study also found that these universities have a clear view of the people and cultures that are needed to be successful and are focused on innovation. n