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Accelerated Nursing Programs

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and/or have an RN license through an AD or diploma program, you have the option to apply to our BSN Second Degree,  Direct Entry BSN-MSN/DNP, or BSN-PhD accelerated program.

Penn Nursing Students come to us from across the country and the world. They bring a wealth of experience to their studies and enrich our community.Penn Nursing Students come to us from across the country and the world. They bring a wealth of experience to their studies and enrich our community.Accelerated students complete their BSN degree in 18 months and can choose from a multitude of options—we offer 14 master’s specialties, as well as dual degrees in public health, bioethics, and business administration. Students may also decide to enter the workforce as an RN and complete one of our many MSN specialties on a part-time basis.  Penn Nursing students are equipped with the expertise that leads them to exciting career opportunities both at home and abroad.