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Traditional Four Year BSN

Penn Nursing combines the resources and opportunities of a large university with the intimacy and personal attention of a small college. Our traditional four-year BSN is a direct-entry program for graduating high school seniors.

At Penn Nursing you will learn from a passionate faculty whose accomplishments are recognized worldwide.  You will benefit from the academic opportunities of an Ivy League university while enjoying a fun and fulfilling campus life.  You will gain clinical experience in some of the nation’s top hospitals, located just steps from your classrooms.  And you will have the chance to participate in faculty driven research, supported by state-of-the-art technology.  Penn Nursing graduates are the leaders who are shaping the future of health care practice, policy, research, and education.

The nursing program begins in your freshman year with a combination of science courses, nursing courses and liberal arts courses, and students are encouraged to take advantage of our flexible curriculum and take courses offered within Penn’s four undergraduate schools. Clinicals begin in the spring of your sophomore year, and students will have experiences in primary care, acute care, women’s health, and mental health settings working with patients from newborns to older adults. 

Application Requirements

High school students apply for our undergraduate degree through the University’s central admissions office. For a full list of requirements, deadlines, and optional supplemental materials, please visit Penn’s Undergraduate Checklists and Deadlines.

Schedule a Visit

Individualized visits are available to high school seniors.  This provides an opportunity to meet with our associate director of enrollment management, Marianne Smith. Visiting applicants can also have lunch with an undergraduate nursing student and attend the Penn Admissions Information Session and campus tour.

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