A world-class city filled with art and culture and an incredible campus that offers cutting edge resources–that’s what students receive at Penn Nursing. And that’s just the start. Penn Nursing and the wider university offer something for everyone, as well as a lifelong community.

Penn Nursing is globally known for educating dynamic nurses—because our School values evidence-based science and health equity. That’s where our expertise lies, whether in research, practice, community health, or beyond. Everything we do upholds a through-line of innovation, encouraging our exceptional students, alumni, and faculty share their knowledge and skills to reshape health care.

Penn Nursing students are bold and unafraid, ready to embrace any challenge that comes their way. Whether you are exploring a career in nursing or interested in advancing your nursing career, a Penn Nursing education will help you meet your goals and become an innovative leader, prepared to change the face of health and wellness.

Penn Nursing is the #1-ranked nursing school in the world. Its highly-ranked programs help develop highly-skilled leaders in health care who are prepared to work alongside communities to tackle issues of health equity and social justice to improve health and wellness for everyone.

Penn Nursing’s rigorous academic curricula are taught by world renowned experts, ensuring that students at every level receive an exceptional Ivy League education. From augmented reality classrooms and clinical simulations to coursework that includes experiential global travel to clinical placements in top notch facilities, a Penn Nursing education prepares our graduates to lead.

Kimberly Reda, GRN’23

“I have been lucky enough to work in multiple areas of nursing including ER, trauma, critical care, cath lab and then cardiology and cardiac surgery as a NP.

November 01, 2021
Kimberly Reda, GRN'23 Kimberly Reda, GRN'23
Kimberly Reda, GRN’23

There are multiple experiences and patients that have had an impact on me. I do believe covid was a pivotal point in my career since I went back to work in the ER. Those days were difficult due to the circumstances and devastating impact of covid but it also validated why I went into nursing and my desire to help others. As an APN, heart failure patients leave such an impact on me and make me want to further my education in order to better serve my patients.

I am so grateful to be a student at UPenn. Dr. Kiss and Dr. Saybolt who trained at Penn Medicine really inspired me to further my career and education with Penn. Dr. Kiss spent countless hours teaching and training me and always made me want to achieve more and further educate myself. He truly did inspire me to want to be trained and educated at UPenn and have access to the myriad of opportunities this education offers.

I know my education here is preparing me to be a nurse leader and innovator. My professors and fellow classmates come from diverse backgrounds and give me such new insight and I value their experiences. I have attended some of the virtual symposiums with Penn Medicine and I am implementing the education I learn to my own practice.

Penn Nursing has already left such an impact on my career and education and I know it will continue to.

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