The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is a leading health science university run by the U.S. federal government. It is located in Bethesda, Maryland, an immediately adjacent northern suburb of Washington, DC.

USU School of Medicine has a year-round, four-year curriculum. Doctoral and masters degrees in the biomedical sciences and public health are awarded by interdisciplinary and department-based graduate programs within the School of Medicine.

USU Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree in Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Perioperative Clinical Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and a full - and part-time program for a Ph.D. in Nursing Science.

The USU is accredited by the Commission of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The PhD program in Nursing Science is designed to address the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Quality Indicators for Doctoral Programs. All MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USU Affiliated Programs and Centers include: Alpha Omega Alpha, Alumni Association, Center for Deployment Psychology, Courage to Care Health Campaign, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, National Capital Simulation Center, etc.

Ranking Profile:

- The F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is ranked 66th in "Best Medical Schools: Research" category and 92nd in "Best Medical Schools: Primary Care" category (US News 2012).

- U.S. News & World Report ranked the Graduate School of Nursing's Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia program at 6th of more than 100 national programs in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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