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Welcome to Penn Nursing.  

There are so many reasons you might choose to become a Penn Nurse. Is it the prospect of studying with renowned faculty at one of the nation’s elite research universities? Or is it the access to world-class clinical and research opportunities? It could be our incredibly ambitious, tight-knit, and supportive student body. Or the fact that our alumni are leading nursing science and practice, and are changing the face of healthcare everyday, in every setting imaginable.

We hope you’ll join us.

 The 2024 Application is NOW Available!!

Please visit our Application Deadlines page for all deadlines.

Undergraduate and transfer applicants 

Traditional BSN applicants apply directly through Penn Undergraduate Admission but our admissions counselors are actively engaged in helping you figure out if Penn Nursing is right for you. 

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Master of Professional 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.

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Master’s applicants

You’ll apply directly through the Office of Admission in the School of Nursing, but you’ll want to check your program of interest to see if it has any additional requirements.

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Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program applicants

Nurse practitioners who are interested in earning certification in another NP specialty will apply directly with Penn Nursing’s Admissions office. Be sure to check the admissions page for any special requirements. 

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Certificate applicants

MSN-prepared nurses who are interested in our certificate programs will apply through the Office of Admissions in the School of Nursing.

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Doctoral applicants

Our PhD, Post-Master’s DNP, and DNP for Nurse Anesthetists programs each have their own application deadlines and requirements. We are highly engaged with our doctoral applicants, and eventually require an interview for qualified candidates.

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COVID-19 Pass/Fail Policy for Applicants

Click here to review Penn Nursing’s pass/fail policy for classes taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note this only applies to applicants for our ABSN, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Upcoming Events for Accelerated & Graduate Programs

Upcoming Events for PhD & DNP Programs