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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The field of nursing is broadly complex and rapidly evolving. Our MSN programs offer the opportunity to step to the forefront of nursing science and practice in a wide range of specialities.


Nurse Practitioner programs:

Adult Gerontology Acute Care
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care 
Pediatric Acute Care
Pediatric Primary Care 
Psychiatric-Mental Health 
Women’s Health/Gender-Related

Advanced Specialist programs:

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Administration programs:

Health Leadership
Nursing and Healthcare Administration 

Undergrad Nursing, 2011Learn from the best

The research, practice, and educational opportunities you’ll find at Penn are unparalleled. Our renowned faculty and their diverse research interests, combined with our deep connection to the broader Philadelphia community and its world-class medical facilities, provide you with the experiences and skill sets to lead and excel no matter your chosen path.

The Penn advantage

In addition to formal opportunities to undertake dual degrees through other Penn schools, you’ll find faculty across the University are unusually collaborative and willing to advise and mentor students pursuing scholarship and research in their area of expertise. We also take care of all clinical placements and match you to a preceptor, vetting locations and finding the best fit for you.

Industry leaders

At Penn Nursing, we know we’re training the future leaders of nursing. Our graduates go on to coveted positions in the best hospitals and clinics throughout the world. They are sought after by employers and often offered positions before graduation. They affect positive change in their own work environments and shape healthcare policy here and abroad. And our strong network of alumni support both student learning as well as career ambitions. 

MSN Minors

Designed to supplement and enrich our MSN programs, we offer multiple minors for those who want to engage with their chosen field in a more complex and comprehensive manner.

How to apply

For details on our application process, see the Admissions section.