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Chelsea and Westminster nurses training at top UK faculty

23 March 2016

It has been announced this week that King’s College London, who collaborate closely with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been ranked as the best Nursing Faculty in the UK and amongst the top ten in the world, according to the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

It has been announced this week that King’s College London, who collaborate closely with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been ranked as the best Nursing Faculty in the UK and amongst the top ten in the world, according to the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company who specialise in education and study abroad, who formerly collaborated with Times Higher Education to publish its international league tables. The Rankings by Subject table covers 42 subjects and aims to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field by looking at academic and employer reputation, together with research citations per paper and the ‘H-index’ (a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar).

This year sees nursing included in the subject rankings for the first time. King’s College London was ranked 6th in the world and featured in the top ten alongside the Karolinska Institute (Sweden), the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Toronto (Canada), Johns Hopkins University (USA), the University of Manchester and the University of Pennsylvania (USA) who finished top of the table.

Dr Barry Quinn, Assistant Director of Nursing for the Trust said: “We are delighted by this announcement. We are very proud of our ongoing relationships with Higher Education Institutes such as King’s College London, which is where many of our nurses have trained and where many of our current nursing students come from. We look forward to continuing our work with them and helping to train our nurses for today and for the future. 

According to the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, the top ten universities for Nursing are:

  1. University of Pennsylvania
  2. Johns Hopkins University
  3. University of Toronto
  4. University of Alberta
  5. Karolinska Institute
  6. King’s College London
  7. University of Michigan
  8. University of Manchester
  9. University of North Carolina
  10. University of California