# 1 in International Ranking
Penn Nursing takes the top spot for a second year in a row in ShanghaiRanking’s annual report on the best nursing programs in the world.
The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2018 – regarded as one of the most influential – scores the programs based on transparent methodology and third-party data, using six objective indicators including faculty awards, and the number and impact of published studies.
“This affirms Penn Nursing’s global standing as a world-class institution for nursing education, research, and practice,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel. “We are proud of the ranking, and even more proud of the impact we make every day in the lives of patients, families, and communities.”