A world-class city filled with art and culture and an incredible campus that offers cutting edge resources–that’s what students receive at Penn Nursing. And that’s just the start. Penn Nursing and the wider university offer something for everyone, as well as a lifelong community.

Penn Nursing is globally known for educating dynamic nurses—because our School values evidence-based science and health equity. That’s where our expertise lies, whether in research, practice, community health, or beyond. Everything we do upholds a through-line of innovation, encouraging our exceptional students, alumni, and faculty share their knowledge and skills to reshape health care.

Penn Nursing students are bold and unafraid, ready to embrace any challenge that comes their way. Whether you are exploring a career in nursing or interested in advancing your nursing career, a Penn Nursing education will help you meet your goals and become an innovative leader, prepared to change the face of health and wellness.

Penn Nursing is the #1-ranked nursing school in the world. Its highly-ranked programs help develop highly-skilled leaders in health care who are prepared to work alongside communities to tackle issues of health equity and social justice to improve health and wellness for everyone.

Penn Nursing’s rigorous academic curricula are taught by world renowned experts, ensuring that students at every level receive an exceptional Ivy League education. From augmented reality classrooms and clinical simulations to coursework that includes experiential global travel to clinical placements in top notch facilities, a Penn Nursing education prepares our graduates to lead.

For the Sixth Consecutive Year, Penn Nursing is # 1 in the World

Since 2016, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) has been the #1 nursing school in the world. Penn Nursing again retains the top spot for 2021 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.

March 04, 2021
Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel
Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel

“I am so proud to see Penn Nursing recognized for the sixth consecutive year. Our School’s ongoing commitment to improving health and health care through innovation and advancing social justice is evident in everything we do—and our students, faculty, and alumni are leading the way in efforts to achieve health equity, particularly for under resourced communities,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel. “Whether globally or right here in our own backyard, Penn Nursing-prepared nurses are by the bedside, conducting research, in the boardroom, and in government, advocating for a better, healthier tomorrow.”

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.

US News & World Report Ranks Penn Nursing Highly

The US News & World Report ’2022 Best Graduate School’ rankings have been released and Penn Nursing remains ranked in the top tier of graduate schools of nursing, taking third place. Our Administration program is ranked first, while the Adult Gerontolgy Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner programs both ranked second. The Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is ranked third in the nation, while the Family Nurse Practitioner program came in fifth.

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