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.

Penn Nursing Launches New Masters-Entry Program

Penn Nursing’s new Master of Professional Nursing (MPN) degree offers students with a bachelor’s degree in another field an exciting alternative path to a career in nursing. This entry-level nursing program, offered at the graduate level, prepares students to deliver a full array of health care services to meet the demands of patients and families with increasingly complex health needs.

July 17, 2023

The MPN program leverages the experience and education that candidates bring to this fast-paced, 15-month, full-time program. The four-semester plan of study builds robust skills in population health, health equity, interprofessional collaboration, care transitions, and systems thinking. Rich academic partnerships with clinical sites throughout the region assures the clinical foundation for nurses to play leading roles in meeting the nation’s need for high quality and accessible care across settings and populations.

“Patients and families seek health care in many and often unconnected settings, and the MPN program provides nurses with enhanced leadership skills to facilitate and deliver the highest quality of patient/family centered care,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel. “The MPN program provides a solid base for a full array of roles in health systems and community settings.”

“Penn Nursing’s MPN program envisions highly motivated and skilled nurses ready to translate evidence into practice and to care for diverse patient populations with complex care needs across settings, from neighborhoods and community health centers to quaternary healthcare delivery systems,” Julie Sochalski, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

Join us to learn more about our new program, including the MPN/MSN option, through a series of information sessions. The MPN program is for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field looking to attain an RN license and the option to pursue advanced education as a Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Midwife.

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