Master of Professional Nursing
Penn Nursing’s new Master of Professional Nursing (MPN) degree and MPN/MSN option offer students with a bachelor’s degree in another field an exciting alternative path to a career in nursing.
This entry-level nursing program, offered at the graduate level, prepares students to deliver a full array of health care services to meet the demands of patients and families with increasingly complex health needs.
MPN Program—for a Masters-Entry Into Nursing
The MPN program is an accelerated, 15-month full-time program for students with a non-nursing undergraduate degree who want to pursue a nursing degree and attain an RN license.
The four-semester plan of study sequentially builds robust skills in population health, health equity, interprofessional collaboration, care transitions, and systems thinking to advocate for better health care. The program leverages its rich academic partnerships with regional clinical sites to provide the experiential foundation required for nurses to play leading roles in delivering high quality and accessible care across varied settings and populations.
MPN to MSN Program—for an Advanced Practice Nursing Role
Applicants to the MPN Program who know they are interested in an advanced practice nursing role as a Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Midwife, and who can confidently identify an area of specialization, may apply to our MPN/MSN Program. The MPN/MSN provides applicants with 11 MSN specialties to choose from. MSN program length is dependent on the specialty and any RN work requirement, if applicable. Learn more about our MSN program and specialties.
Students Leave the MPN Program Able to:
- Lead and deliver high-quality, safe, cost effective, equitable and collaborative team-based care;
- Use equity-centered nursing interventions that promote population health;
- Lead policy and advocacy initiatives for socially-just and ethically-responsible health care; and
- Drive sustainable evidence-based practice and quality improvement solutions.
Why Our Accelerated Program?
How to apply?
Click here to learn more about admission requirements and see frequently asked questions. You can also learn more about the program and requirements at an upcoming information session.