Best Nursing Schools Ranking

Following are some of the best ranked nursing schools and programs in the UK:

University of Leeds:
- Nursing and Paramedical Studies moved up from 7th to 3rd place in the 2010 Guardian University League Table.
- The School of Healthcare delivers a range of courses in a variety of disciplines covering audiology, cardiology (clinical physiology), midwifery, nursing, counselling, pharmacy, radiography and social work. Courses are offered at all levels: Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Research degrees offered include the MPhil and PhD.

University of Edinburgh:
- No. 1 for Nursing Studies in the Guardian Good University Guide 2009/10. Also rated No. 1 in the Times Good University Guide 2010.
- In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 65% of submitted publications are rated as either 4* or 3*. This result places Edinburgh as 8th in the UK for their panel.
- The university offers a four-year undergraduate programme which leads to a Bachelor of Nursing with Honours and registration as a nurse (adult branch). There are several taught and research postgraduate degree programmes: PhD, MPhil, MSc by Research (Nursing), and MSc Advancing Nursing Practice.

Thames Valley University:
- Number One for nursing and midwifery in England and No. 2 nationally, according to the Guardian's university guide 2010.
- Placed in the Top 10 nationally for Nursing in the Complete University Guide 2009.

The University of Nottingham:
- 6th for Nursing studies in the Guardian 2010 League Table.
- 4th for Nursing in the Complete University Guide 2010 Subject Tables.
- Over half (55%) of the research carried out by academics in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy are defined as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (RAE 2008).
- Placed as one of the top five UK universities for nursing and midwifery research according to the research power method for ranking research (which includes both the quality and depth of research activity) in the 2008 RAE.

University of Surrey:
- 3rd for Nursing in The Complete University Guide 2009.
- Offers the Degree and Diploma programmes that lead to professional nurse registration, including the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, BSc (Hons) Child Nursing, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, etc.

King’s College London:
- The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery is the world’s first professional School of nursing established by Florence Nightingale in 1860.
- Ranked as the Number One Nursing and Midwifery School in London (Times Good University Guide 2009). 
- 9th nationally for Nursing and paramedical studies (Guardian 2010).

University of Bradford:
- The Division of Nursing is ranked within Top 10 nationally in the following league tables: 5th in The Times 2007, 8th in Guardian 2010, 7th in the Complete University Guide 2010.
- The School offers a wide range of post qualifying courses including the BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice, MSc Nursing, MSc Lymphoedema, etc.

The University of Sheffield:
- Ranked among the top 10 in the UK for research in Nursing that is considered as world leading, according to the RAE 2008.
- 6th for Nursing in The Times 2010.
- The university offers fully online courses for nurses, midwives and other practitioners: MedSci in Advanced Nursing Studies, MMedSci in Occupational Health Nursing, and the Master of Midwifery (MMid)/MMedSci in Maternity Care.

Queen's University Belfast:
- The School of Nursing and Midwifery was judged as "excellent" in teaching by the Quality Assurance Agency. The school has been awarded the prestigious Thorn accreditation.
- Top 10 for Nursing studies. Rated 7th in The Times 2010, and 9th in the Complete Univ Guide 2010.

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