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It all starts right here

Imagine yourself at the Penn School of Nursing, surrounded by the highest levels of scholarship, learning from nursing's finest faculty, and building a career that can take you anywhere you want to go. Penn is a world-renowned research institution that cultivates critical thinking, innovation, and knowledge-sharing. Our students hail from all corners of the globe, a diverse mix of talents and interests that creates a stimulating learning environment.

Would you like to manage a hospital, provide patient care, conduct vital research, or shape public policy? As a Penn nursing scientist, you can help change the world in so many ways. And it all starts right here.

Penn Nursing degree options

Undergraduate and Transfer »

Consistently ranked as the nation's top choice for undergraduate nursing education, Penn Nursing offers students an Ivy League liberal arts education, strong clinical preparation, and boundless options to create an individual path in the healthcare system.

Accelerated »

Designed for students with a non-nursing bachelors degree who are interested in entering the nursing profession, the accelerated program at Penn Nursing includes options such as the BSN Second Degree program, the BSN/MSN program, or the Hillman Scholars BSN-to-PhD program.

Master's »

Recognized worldwide, master's programs at Penn Nursing integrate research, education, and clinical practice to create a unique academic experience offering concentration in a specific field of nursing while expanding the depth and breadth of your knowledge.

Doctoral »

Penn Nursing's doctoral program prepares nurse scientists who advance healthcare by integrating theory, research, and practice. Our students are rigorously prepared to create and implement innovative ideas that improve public health and determine the future of the profession.