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For Seven Years Running, Penn Nursing is # 1 in the World

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is again ranked in the top spot for 2022 according to a recent ranking by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 51 different subject areas based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact. Since 2016, Penn Nursing has been ranked first.

“Being ranked the #1 nursing school in the world is about so much more than Penn Nursing’s reputation for excellence and innovation,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia M. Villarruel. “It is a direct reflection of our impact, and our commitment to improving health care and advancing health equity. We are incredibly proud of the work our alumni, students, and faculty are doing—and proud to once again be ranked #1.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field in response to high demand for subject-level comparisons. 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 in the relevant subject. These are sourced from Elsevier’s Scopus database, the world’s most comprehensive research citations database. These four components are combined to produce the results for each of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline. For more on the methodology of the QS Rankings, please click here.

For a complete listing of all of Penn Nursing’s recent rankings please visit our Rankings and Distinctions page.