By Elyse Pitkin

Nursing Schools Almanac selects Hiram College as one of the best nursing schools in its 2022 rankings. Data was collected on 3,000 institutions and of that, only 40% made the final list of the best nursing schools in the nation.

“I think this is a wonderful display of the quality of the nursing program that Hiram provides,” said nursing program director, Sarahbeth Abalos PH.D., R.N. “I think that this is a very positive sign to our prospective students about the type of education they will receive here at Hiram.”

For the 2022 rankings, the research team with the Nursing Schools Almanac evaluated each school on three dimensions:
• The institution’s academic prestige and perceived value
• The breadth and depth of nursing programs offered
• Student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensure examination

Of the data collected, Nursing School Almanac researchers then combined these assessments into an overall score and ranked the schools accordingly. For a detailed description of the assessment methodology and dimension weights, review their website here.

“Our Nursing Program is unique,” said Abalos. “It’s housed in a liberal arts college and our students have a tremendous amount of exposure to coursework and experiences they may not find in other types of institutions.” Most nursing students at Hiram also graduate with a biomedical humanities major. “Additionally, when our students graduate with that [biomedical humanities] minor, this adds a depth to our graduates that very few nurses beginning their career even have knowledge of,” said Abalos.

Overall, Abalos is proud of Hiram’s ranking and is looking forward to continuing to build Hiram’s legacy of prepared, skilled, and capable nurses. “Nursing is not just about caring for patients at the bedside. We also have a social mandate,” said Abalos. “We are here to be ethical; we are here to increase the health of the population. We have a responsibility to care about social justice issues and because of this liberal arts core from Hiram, our students are getting exposure to all those pieces.”

For more information about Hiram College’s nursing program, review here.

Hiram College educates future nurses to be compassionate caregivers who are clinically competent, ethically grounded, and socially and culturally responsible. Hiram’s nursing students experience a wide range of specialties during their educational journey including adult, pediatric, gerontological, community, critical care, and psychiatric mental health. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, the College’s direct entry nursing program enables its students to take calculated action, even in high-pressure situations.

About Hiram College:
Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and online. For more information, please visit