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Information Technology Services (ITS) offers equipment, software, facilities, and training to support our staff. Current staff can access Penn Canvas, research applications available on the Virtual Desktop, and manage their accounts below. Incoming staff can request a School of Nursing account and learn about the services ITS provides under “More Services”. 

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login: PennKey                   login: 

          your nursing password

 More Services

Your Accounts at Penn
At the School of Nursing, users have three different accounts: 
  • PennKey – Your PennKey username and password are required to access many of the University’s electronic services.

           Learn more about PennKey or reset your PennKey password

  • PennO365 Email Account – Penn Nursing uses PennO365 system for email accounts.

          Learn more about Penn0365  or reset your PennO365 password.

  • School of Nursing Account – Your Nursing username and password are required to access network resources within Penn Nursing.

          Reset your Nursing password.

Getting Connected
New Hires 

(PennKey username and password required)


Current Staff 
Academic Learning & Support Services


Desktop & Support Services

All full-time staff (including research staff) will receive a standard desktop configuration, which includes a Windows laptop or Thin Client with access to a network printer provided by the ITS Department. Additionally, full-time staff receive free access to Office365 products and free/discounted access to other software provided by ITS. 

All part-time permanent staff receive a computer provided by the ITS Department.  These employees are classified as part-time employees who have had a job posted and currently have a position inventory number within Pennworks.

Temporary employees may receive a computer at the discretion of the ITS Department and in consultation with their supervisor.   

Purchasing a new computer or smartphone? View the Penn guides for desktop and laptop/notebook computers to make sure it is compatible with our software. Install antivirus protection. 

Need something else? Fill out the Resource Request Form or contact the ITS Service Desk.


Information Security Resources

Security News and Alerts:

To read the latest security news and alerts from Penn Nursing ITS, click here.


Security Resources

  • Secure Your Information: Steps to protect your confidential information and the University computing assets.
  • Phishing: Information on how to protect yourself from phishing scams and copies of recent phishing email messages sent to the Penn Community.
  • Information Security Essentials: This online training is offered through Knowledge Link and consists of three short videos targeted to raise awareness about Computer Compromises, Passwords & Phishing, and Lost or Stolen Data & Devices.
  • Data Security on Foreign Travel: Key information and security recommendations on how to protect Penn systems and data while abroad.

 For additional security tools and resources, click here.


Security Policies

  • ITS Computing Policy: Defines the access to and retention of all systems, accounts, and data, maintained in systems owned by ITS, or for which ITS is responsible.
  • Information Security and Privacy Program Charter: University policy regarding the protection and responsible use of information collected from and about its students, faculty, staff, business partners, and others who have provided such information to the University.
  • Policy on Security of Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI): This security policy outlines minimum standards for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI) received, maintained, or transmitted.
  • Policy on Confidentiality of Student RecordsPolicy to describe the rights and responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff regarding the confidentiality of student records, including as specified under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
For additional security procedures and policies, click here.

For more information, contact the ITS Service Desk.