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11 April 2024

Nursing at King's ranked #2 in the world for sixth year in a row

According to global higher education analysts QS in their latest World University Rankings by Subject.

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King’s continues to rank second highest in the world for nursing (including midwifery), according to the 2024 instalment of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. King’s is also ranked top outside the USA.

The QS World University rankings by Subject is an extensive overview of international higher education performance, by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. For the subject of Nursing, 200 institutions from 32 locations were ranked across four broad disciplinary areas.

The data provides students, policymakers, academic administrators, faculty, and employers with insight into institutional performance. The methodology is comprised of an overall score and four key indicators: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations Per Paper and H-Index (the average productivity/impact per scholar).

I am delighted that for the sixth year running our Faculty has achieved second place in the world in the latest QS World Rankings by Subject. This is a great achievement and reflects our collective efforts and commitment towards taking a leading position in transforming global health and care through leadership and excellence in nursing, midwifery and palliative care research and education.

Professor Irene Higginson, Executive Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

I am delighted to see King’s ranked 2nd in the world for studying nursing including midwifery for yet another year, with a really strong performance across all of the metrics used by QS that include academic and employer reputation as well as impact of published work. A testament to the great team in NMPC and the outstanding performance of our students as they go out into employment.

Professor Rachel Mills, Senior Vice President Academic at King’s College London

While sustaining its position as number two in the world, nursing at King’s improved upon its overall score from last year. For Academic Reputation, nursing at King’s scored 97.2 out of 100 – which was bettered only narrowly by the University of Pennsylvania – the world-leader.

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