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   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.

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


  • Lauren Fisher, a student in the Accelerated BSN Second Degree program in the School of Nursing, h...

    Engaging the Community, One Mask at a Time

    At 10 sites across campus for 10 weeks, Penn Nursing students made 400 weekly observations about mask usage, part of MASCUP, a nationwide initiative spearheaded by the CDC that includes 53 colleges and universities.

  • New National Appointment

    Therese S. Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation at Penn Nursing has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. The three-year appointment runs through March 2024.

  • Battling Public Health Misinformation Online

    Social media and web-based news channels became a communication superhighway for correct and incorrect public health information during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study of this vast amount of information, known as infodemiology, is critical to building public health interventions to combat misinformation and help individuals, groups, and communities navigate and distill crucial public health messages.

  • An Urgent Need

    Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel serves as a member of the ASPEN Health Strategy Group (AHSG), which just released a new report calling for a prompt response to address the U.S. maternal mortality crisis, which disproportionately impacts Black women and other women of color. “Reversing the U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis” is the result of convening of 23 nationally recognized leaders and experts across sectors, with input from the general public.

  • Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel to Receive The Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico

    This is the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican Government to individuals and organizations that have stood out for their work in favor of the empowerment of the Mexican diaspora and helped to “open the path” for the new Mexican American and Latino generations.

  • Humans of Penn Nursing: Joshua Porat-Dahlerbruch, Nu’17, GNu’18

    “While considering what to write for this post, I kept coming back to a central purpose. In sharing my passions and background, I hope to motivate students to begin pursuing their goals.

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