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BSN Programs

As the top nursing school in the world , we are dedicated to developing the next generation of experts and leaders in our field and rely on a rigorous application process to select those who we believe are best qualified to become a Penn nurse.

Penn, and everything it has to offer

Penn Nursing undergrads are fully integrated into everything at the University including: clubs, the college house residential system, dining facilities, athletic teams, and study abroad programs. As a Penn nursing student, you’ll work closely with our faculty  and engage with the two teaching hospitals on campus as well as with clinical sites throughout the region.

We offer combined programs, integrating our specialized nursing education with the strong liberal arts curriculum and the specialties of other renowned Penn schools (Wharton, Annenberg, Engineering & Applied Science, and Arts & Sciences). We also encourage our students to consider a minor, dual degree, and submatriculation options like pre-acceptance into one of our Master’s programs or toward a degree from Penn Law School or Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM).

Applying to Penn NursingThe nursing school is an integral part of Penn's close-knit campus.The nursing school is an integral part of Penn's close-knit campus.

High schoolers/First time bachelor’s applicants

High school students interested in the Penn Nursing BSN program apply through Penn’s central undergraduate admissions office. If possible, we suggest you schedule a campus visit to experience first-hand the opportunities available at Penn. 

Transfer students

If you are interested in transferring to Penn Nursing, we’ll need some additional information from you beyond Penn’s transfer process. You can also visit our Transfer FAQs page for for frequently asked questions.