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 Nursing School in the World

For the second year in a row, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is ranked the number one nursing school in the world according to a recent survey by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 42 different subject areas based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact.

March 13, 2017

“The ranking from the QS survey affirms the quality of faculty, students, and staff available at the School of Nursing and University of Pennsylvania who are available to prepare highly sought after practitioners and researchers,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel. “We are proud of the ranking, and even more proud of the impact we make every day in the lives of patients, families, and communities.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 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.

Four Penn Nursing Programs Take Top Spot for US News & World Report Rankings

The US News and World Report ’2018 Best Graduate School’ rankings have been released and six individual Penn Nursing programs are noted for their high marks, with four programs taking the number one spot, resulting in more number one specialties than any other school. They are:

Overall, Penn Nursing placed in the top tier of graduate schools of nursing nationally, taking third place.

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