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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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Jane Barnsteiner to Receive American Academy of Nursing’s Highest Honor

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has named Jane H. Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, a Living Legend for her significant contributions to nursing and health care over the course of her career. The official designation will be made at a ceremony during the AAN’s 2022 Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 27-29, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. This year’s conference – From Reflection to Impact: Positioning Nursing Future – will be in-person only with no virtual option. This is the Academy’s highest honor.

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Penn Nursing Re-designated a WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership for an additional four-year term. As a Collaborating Center, Penn Nursing commits to advancing the workplan of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) related to human resource development and the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) during each four-year cycle of work.

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New Tool Measures Moral Distress in Pandemic Nursing Care

The COVID‐19 pandemic created novel patient care circumstances that may have increased nurses’ moral distress, including COVID‐19 transmission risk and end‐of‐life care without family present. Moral distress is a growing concern in healthcare with implications for both provider and patient outcomes. However, until now, established moral distress instruments do not capture these novel aspects of pandemic nursing care.