Nursing is one of the noblest professions which are perhaps a life line to the health care sector. Apart from the obvious care-giving attitude that a person must possess for this line of work, good training and education are also important. In no way are the nurses less vital to the health care domain when compared to doctors and medicines. So let’s have a look at the top 10 nursing schools of the world.
Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore popularly called as CMC Vellore is one of the top medical centers in India. Thus, it is no doubt that CMC’s College of Nursing is also an excellent institution. The nursing school was started by Ida Sophia Scudder in the year 1909. It provides several degrees in nursing and all are taught by some of the best faculty in India. After over a century of existence, it is safe to say that CMC’s College of Nursing is a leading institution not only in India but the world.
Curtin University was established in the year 1986 in Bentley, Australia. The School of Nursing and Midwifery of the Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the best Nursing Schools in Australia. One of the campuses for School of Nursing and Midwifery of Curtin University is located outside Perth in Geraldton. It offers a range of innovative programs for aspiring nursing professionals. It also boasts of some of the best faculty for nursing practitioner courses around the world.
Duke University School of Nursing was established in the year 1931 and is located in Durham, North Carolina, US. It is affiliated to Duke University and Duke University Health System. Courses like Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), and a Ph.D. Program in Nursing are offered here. It is certainly one of the oldest and best nursing schools in the world.
Yale School of Nursing was established in the year 1923 in Connecticut, U.S. Today, after about nine decades, it is one of the top nursing schools of the world. It offers degrees in nursing, including a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Management, Policy and Leadership, and Nurse-Midwifery specialties. It was the first independent University-based school for Nursing.
The School of Nursing, University of Washington, has been ranked as the top nursing school in the US for about three decades now. Located in Seattle, Washington, it offers five degree programs for nursing which includes one bachelor, two masters and two doctoral. The first nursing course at the University of Washington was offered in the year 1918 and it was only in 1945 that it became a private school.
The University of Michigan, School of Nursing, was established way back in 1891 as a response to the growing need of professional nurses. There are several Master’s degree programs offered by this nursing school. They are also associated with the United States Peace Corps and have one of the largest alumni networks in the world. Undoubtedly, some of the highest quality nursing programs run from the premises of this school.
The nursing school of the University of Edinburgh has been ranked top among all higher education institutions in the UK, in the Guardian University Guide 2014. The Nursing Studies at this university is regarded as one of the best in the world. With highly qualified faculty, it is certainly one of the schools to be considered by one aspiring for a nursing profession. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs for aspirants.
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, is located in Baltimore. It is one of the finest nursing schools in United States. It provides adult, family and pediatric nurse practitioner specialties. Another advantage of this School is that the students have the opportunity to learn and work in at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the best in US again.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester is the best nursing school in the United Kingdom. It is in fact one of Europe’s best nursing schools around in the present day. It was the first school of its kind in UK which provided nursing courses. Adult Nursing (BNurs), Mental Health Nursing (BNurs) and Child Nursing (BNurs) are some of the courses offered at this school. It also offers a number of flexible courses for qualified nurses and other health professionals.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was established in the year 1935 and ever since has been one of the premier nursing schools in the world. It is an undergraduate and graduate institution at the University of Pennsylvania as the name would suggest. It is also known as SON and has a legacy spanning over seven decades producing some of the best health practitioners in the world.