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 Nine Consecutive Years, Penn Nursing is Ranked the #1 Nursing School in the World

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) holds its number one spot as the world’s leading nursing school according to a recent ranking by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 55 different subject areas from 1,559 institutions, of which 64 universities are new to the rankings.

April 10, 2024

“All of us at Penn Nursing are incredibly proud to be ranked the #1 nursing school in the world for the ninth consecutive year,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia M. Villarruel. “This ranking affirms our School’s leadership in advancing health equity and meeting the educational needs of the broader health care community—needs that continue to rapidly evolve. Penn Nursing is prepared to solve care challenges and advance health equity by innovating. It’s the throughline in everything we do, and this ranking is an indicator of our success.”

US News & World Report Ranks Penn Nursing Highly

The US News & World Report ’2024 Best Graduate School’ rankings have been released and Penn Nursing continues to be ranked highly, coming in at number four in the nation. Several of our individual Master’s programs were also ranked high including Nursing Administration (#2), Adult/Gerontology, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (#3), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (#3). Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs overall were also ranked #11, with our DNP in Executive Leadership ranked #4 in the nation.

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