Data show that concurrent with the opioid overdose crisis, there has been an increase in hospitalizations of people with opioid use disorder (OUD). One in ten of these hospitalized medical or surgical patients have comorbid opioid-related diagnoses.
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.
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.
Take a virtual tour of Penn Nursing and Penn!
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.
Penn Nursing is offering a free course on transitional care, “Advancing High Quality Care: The Transitional Care Model”. The course – being offered for free now through December 31, 2021 – is designed for nurses and other health care professionals seeking to improve care systems through application of the Transitional Care Model (TCM). TCM is proven in multiple NIH funded clinical trials to improve the health outcomes of older adults coping with complex care needs while reducing health care costs. This introductory learning opportunity connects clinicians and clinical leaders with the evidence to advance meaningful and measurable change in their organizations and communities. Click here to learn more and register. Use code ASPIRE21TCM (case sensitive) to access the course for free.