Penn Nursing is at the forefront of science, technology, and patient care

From our innovative undergraduate curriculum that uses case-based instruction to bridge the gap between class and clinical to our master’s program specialties that reflect society’s most pressing heathcare needs to our doctoral programs that prepare graduates for leadership roles in academia, government, and industry, a Penn Nursing education is unparalleled.

Our Programs


Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Nursing and Healthcare Management Coordinated Dual Degree
Major in Nutrition
Dual Degrees

Master’s Programs

Master of Science in Nursing (11 specialty areas to choose from)
Master of Professional Nursing (direct-entry into nursing program for bachelor degree holders in another field)
Master of Science in Nutrition Science
Dual Degrees


Post-Bachelor’s Certificates
Post-Master’s Certificates 
Post-Graduate APRN Certificates

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Dual Degrees

Penn Nursing, along with a number of other schools across the University offer a number free and fee based programs and courses online. View them here.

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity is fundamental to every course and all programs of study. The International Center for Academic Integrity states that ‘Academic integrity is a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.’ Adherence to the University of Pennsylvania Code of Academic Integrity is required of every student in all coursework and all course interactions. Please refer to Penn Nursing guidance on University of Pennsylvania Student Policies.

Our Departments

Family and Community Health
Biobehavioral Health Sciences

Featured Research News

Baby Seal Robots Are Comforting Older Adults on Penn Presbyterian’s Acute Care Unit

Nurse scientist Pamela Cacchione is studying how the warm and fuzzy, embodied AI animatronics can reduce pain and agitation.

Ricky and Lucy, therapeutic baby seal robots with patients at Penn Presbyterian

Penn Nursing News