As of 2015, some reputable nursing schools in the United States are the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, University of California at San Francisco, University of Washington, University of Pittsburgh, Duke University and New York University, notes USNews.com. These schools ranked in the top 10 of the best nursing schools in the U.S. News 2015 school rankings report.
The University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, offers both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Nursing students can focus on clinical areas such as gerontology, pediatrics nurse midwifery, mental health or family health. The student nurse mentorship program allows students to pair with a current nursing professional for guidance and support.
Johns Hopkins University's School of Nursing is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing along with dual programs that combine nursing with health administration and public health. Specialty areas include women's health, adult primary care and family care.
The University of Washington in Seattle offers students nursing programs at the bachelor, master or doctoral degree level. Students can take courses from its three departments: Family and Child Nursing, Behavioral Nursing and Health Systems and Psychosocial and Community Health.
Other reputable schools include Oregon Health and Science University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Yale University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, notes Study.com.