According to the U.S. News and World Report 2016 Rankings, some good nursing schools are the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, the University of California San Francisco and the University of Washington. They also rank the best online graduate nursing schools.
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland is included in the top five for both its on-campus nursing programs and its variety of online options for advanced nursing degrees. The school, founded in 1876, is often ranked highly for its programs in public health, nursing and general medicine.
The methodology for ranking nursing schools used by the U.S. News and World Report include peer assessment, programs offered and the amount of financial aid awarded. The organization also judges nursing programs on the amount of financial support received by the National Institute of Health.