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Ranked as the best nursing school in the world, Penn Nursing advances the entire profession, from research & education to practice & policy

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).

Featured Event

March 25, 12:00pm

[Author Talk] A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: Global Migration and Nursing

Join Dean Villarruel for a discussion with Jason DeParle, author of A Good Provider is One Who Leaves, along with experts Barbara Nichols and Michelle Leighton, for a global discussion of Nursing and migration.


Penn Nursing Professor Offers Congressional Testimony on COVID Vaccine Hesitancy

Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about the grim challenge of COVID vaccine hesitancy, Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, the Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Term Endowed Professorship in Global Women’s Health, called on Committee members to recognize and exploit the power of “fun and delight” in public service ad campaigns designed to change hesitators’ vaccine perceptions.

Top Stories

Penn Nursing Professor Receives Distinguished Nursing Researcher Award

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) has awarded Penn Nursing’s Salimah Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN, with this year’s Distinguished Nursing Researcher Award. This award recognizes a nurse researcher who has demonstrated longevity and consistency in research leadership that advances the mission and vision of HPNA through high quality research, influential publications, and research mentorship focused on improving care in serious illness. The award was presented on February 18, 2021 during the virtual 2021 HPNA/AAHPM Annual Assembly.

Our People

Modeling How Violence Permeates Health and Health Care

Data show that violence against health care workers is becoming more common. But while violence resulting from wars or civil conflicts is a documented occupational hazard for health care workers, little is known about the impact on these workers and corresponding health services as a result of violence caused by widespread organized crime activity.

Promoting and Protecting Human Milk and Breastfeeding During COVID-19

With stressors mounting daily on the health care system due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a de-prioritization of the childbearing family has been noted. Their care has changed, resulting in mothers forced to go through labor and birth without their partners, parents barred from NICU visitation, and discharge of mothers and newborns early without enough expert lactation care. There is great concern that these changes in childbearing families’ care may become permanent – to the detriment of the health of both mother and child.