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.

Statement on Roe v. Wade Decision

Penn Nursing stands firm on its principles of equitable access to health care—including abortion.

June 24, 2022


Today’s Roe v Wade decision reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, and eroded the freedoms and rights of millions of Americans. This decision does not mean that abortions will suddenly no longer occur in states where the procedure is no longer legal; it simply makes safe abortion more difficult and dangerous to access, and leads to higher rates of maternal mortality, poor mental health outcomes, childhood poverty, and increased social inequality. And while legislative and judicial decisions in reproductive health care have a profound impact on women, they also impact care providers in ways we may not yet fully understand.

Reproductive health, including abortion, should always be a personal health care issue decided upon by patients in consultation with health care providers. As nurses, we must remain vigilant to the ripple effect of this decision, while continuing to support our patients and work towards health care equity for all. Whether here in our home state of Pennsylvania, where abortion remains safe and legal, or in Oklahoma, where most abortions are now illegal, nurses will continue to advocate for their patients, promote high quality, evidence-based health care for all people, and educate patients and legislators on options for reproductive health care.

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