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Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top choices for nursing education, Penn Nursing is charged with advancing the entire profession, from practice to policy

Undergraduate and Transfer Programs

The undergraduate and transfer program uses hands-on, mentored education to transform what happens in the classroom to what happens in the clinical and beyond.

Accelerated Programs

The accelerated program suits students with ambition to expedite their education in order to enter a chosen career path as soon as possible.

Master’s Programs

The masters program offers the opportunity to step to the forefront of nursing science and practice in a wide range of specialties. 

Doctoral Programs

Our doctoral programs are committed to producing leaders in the field of nursing science, both in scholarship and research (PhD) and clinical scholarship and practice (DNP).

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Dean Villarruel’s January Message

As we begin another year at Penn Nursing, I want to extend my warm thanks to our entire community. With roots in Philadelphia and impact all over the world, our faculty, alumni, students, and staff do incredible work, show enormous compassion, and truly make a difference in the lives of so many. Prejudice, discrimination, and bigotry have no home in nursing; at its core is a universal commitment to care.

First-of-its-kind Study on Injury Recovery Takes the Trauma Patient’s Point of View

In one of the first studies to examine priorities in recovery identified by trauma patients, family members and clinicians over time, an international research partnership that was launched from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and Griffith University School of Nursing & Midwifery in Australia has helped advance the importance of patient-reported outcome measures for improved trauma care and research.

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Repurposing Existing Drugs for New Indications

Penn Nursing’s Heath Schmidt, a neuropharmacologist and director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychopharmacology, is part of a team of Penn researchers helping to lead the way in understanding how existing drugs can be repurposed to treat new and different issues.