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January 09, 2018

La Roche’s MSN Program Ranked Among Best Online Nursing Programs

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2018 – U.S. News and World Report ranked La Roche’s MSN program as a 2018 Best Online Graduate Nursing Program.

U.S. News and World Report, a recognized leader in college rankings, assessed the graduate program through five indicators: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, admissions selectivity, and study services and technology. Data for the five indicators was measured from statistical surveys the program reported and a peer reputation survey.

“We are honored to make the list,” Terri Liberto, Ph.D., RN, chair of the La Roche Nursing Department, said. “Our MSN program offers three tracks: nursing education, nursing administration and clinical nurse leader. The programs are rigorous and taught by expert faculty with the convenience of an online method of delivery. Our students also have the opportunity for certifications upon or after graduation.” 

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc., La Roche’s MSN program builds on the knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education. Graduate courses focus on the development of scholarly, critical thinkers and leaders who develop the skills necessary to transform knowledge into advanced practice.

To view La Roche’s ranking visit For more information about the College’s nursing programs, call 412-536-1260 or read more online.

About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.