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.

Penn Nursing Ranked #1 in the World for Eighth Consecutive Year

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is once again ranked the top nursing school in the world for the eighth consecutive year by QS World University. The rankings for 2023 highlight the world’s top universities in 54 different subject areas, the largest yet, featuring more than 15,700 different academic programs from 1,594 institutions, 103 of which are new. Since 2016, Penn Nursing has consistently led the field.

March 22, 2023
Penn Nursing is #1 in the world for eight years running
Penn Nursing is #1 in the world for eight years running

“A Penn Nursing education tells the world that you were prepared by the best, expected to be a true leader in nursing and beyond,” said Antonia M. Villarruel, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing. “To be ranked the #1 school of nursing in the world for the eighth consecutive year cements that reputation in place and unequivocally reflects the impact of our School—students, faculty, alumni, and staff—in working alongside global and local communities to identify health challenges and innovate solutions that advance health equity for all. I am extremely proud that our School has been recognized for excellence once again, and am proud to continue working with colleagues across the globe to amplify our individual and collective impact on health.”

The 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact, and aims 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.

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