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Penn Nursing Ranked #1 Nursing School in the World Four Years Running

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) remains the number one nursing school in the world according to a recent ranking by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 48 different subject areas (as of 2019) based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact. This is the fourth consecutive year that Penn Nursing has taken the top spot.

“We are so proud to once again be ranked #1 in the world for schools of nursing, as we continue our efforts to be # 1 for the world,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel. “At Penn Nursing, our mission is to make a significant impact on health by advancing science, promoting equity, demonstrating practice excellence, and preparing leaders in the discipline of nursing. Our renowned faculty and exceptional students conduct innovative, collaborative, and impactful research and are immersed in state-of-the-science clinical, global, and community-based settings to advance learning and practice. All of these things are integral to us achieving our ultimate goal: to help people everywhere live their best lives.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field. Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index (a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work) in the relevant subject.

These four components are combined to produce the results for each of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings by Subject were based on responses from more than 83,000 academics worldwide.

US News & World Report Ranks Penn Nursing Highly

The US News & World Report ’2020 Best Graduate School’ rankings have been released and Penn Nursing remains ranked in the top tier of graduate schools of nursing, taking third place. In addition, two of our programs took the number one spots: Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Administration. Two other programs also scored highly: Adult/Gerontology, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (#2) and Family Nurse Practitioner (#3).

# 1 Value for MSN Programs

Penn Nursing was also recently ranked number 1 in the Top 25 Best Value Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree Programs for 2019 according to Value Colleges. This ranking looks at schools with not just the best reputation, or the cheapest tuition rates; but schools that find the right balance between quality and affordability, without sacrificing either for the other. To make it on this list, schools must first be accredited by one of the two main nursing education accrediting bodies: the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. To numerically rank the programs, three criteria are used: cost, reputation, and return on investment.