Rankings and Distinctions
Penn Nursing programs consistently rank at the very top of U.S. News and other global rankings.
U.S. News & World Report
The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranks Penn Nursing second in the country.
In their nursing specialty rankings—for those individual programs that are included—Penn Nursing ranked first or second in six categories:
- Administration – tied for #1 with Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- Nurse practitioner (adult/gerontology, acute care) – ranked #1
- Nurse practitioner (adult/gerontology, primary care) – ranked #1
- Nurse Practitioner (family) – tied for #2 with Duke University School of Nursing
- Nurse Practitioner (pediatric, primary care) – ranked #1
- Nurse Practitioner (psychiatric/mental health, across the lifespan) – ranked #1
In 2017, the U.S. News and World Report National Universities Rankings placed the University of Pennsylvania at number nine.
QS World University Rankings
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is the number one nursing school in the world according to the 2016 ranking by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 42 different subject areas based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact.
INSIGHT Into Diversity: Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Penn Nursing received the 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.