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Accelerated Options

Fast-track into the nursing profession.

Students in our accelerated programs benefit from the same world-class faculty, research opportunities, clinical experiences, and general advantages a Penn Nursing education has to offer. These programs typically suit students with ambition to expedite their education in order to enter a chosen career path as soon as possible.

Program OptionsStudents in the Penn Nursing Sim Lab, 2011

The BSN Second Degree Program  is designed for students who already have a non-nursing baccalaureate degree. It allows students to capitalize on their completed education and frees them to focus completely on their nursing studies.

The Direct Entry BSN/MSN Program is for students who know from the start that they’d like to pursue a specific master’s specialty and are not planning to work between earning their BSN and MSN degrees.

Our Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation is designed for highly motivated students to move directly from our bachelor’s program into completing their PhD in Nursing.

Admission contacts:

Filomena Circelli
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Accelerated (Second Degree, BSN/MSN, RN Return) & Transfer Programs
(215) 573-3047
filomena@nursing.upenn.edu
General Admissions Inquiries
(215) 898-4271
admissions@nursing.upenn.edu