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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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As part of The Power of Penn Campaign, we’ve launched a $60 million campaign to impact the future of policy and practice, the future of research and discovery, and the next generation of Penn Nursing leaders. Learn more.


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Penn Nursing Professor Wins Prestigious Award for Book about Children and Drug Safety

Cynthia Connolly’s, PhD, RN, FAAN, book, Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth Century America, just received the distinguished Arthur J. Viseltear Prize. This award is given each year by the American Public Health Association (APHA) to a historian who has made outstanding contributions to the history of public health, either through a body of scholarship or through a recent book (published within the previous two years).

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Penn Nursing Study Highlights Rapid Weight Gain During Infancy as Possible Risk Factor for Later Obesity in Children with Autism

Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern that can have a profound impact on children’s health and well-being. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more likely to have obesity compared to their peers with typical development, data show.  Until recently, little has been known about why children with ASD are at increased risk for developing obesity.

Calm, Cool, Courageous: Nursing and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic 

Fall 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. To commemorate this horrific event that impacted the entire world, Penn Nursing’s Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing will highlight the work and experiences of nurses during the 1918 flu pandemic. Follow along through a series of social media posts and articles on Twitter, Facebook, and the Bates Center’s website, as the actions of nurses and the city unfold in real time as the pandemic swept through the city.