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.

Introducing the First Cohort of the Conway Scholars

Earlier this year Penn Nursing received a $1 million grant from the Bedford Falls Foundation – DAF, a donor-advised fund established by Philanthropists William (Bill) E. Conway Jr., co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne, to support a total of 40 high-merit students over a four-year period who are enrolled in a Penn degree program. Ten students will be selected every year to receive this support.

December 20, 2023

“The inaugural class of Conway Scholars is truly exemplary,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel. “These scholars build upon their degrees in other fields which prepares them uniquely to advance health in whatever setting they choose to practice. I’m proud of the partnership between our School and the Bedford Falls Foundation to make a Penn Nursing education accessible— by reducing debt burden.”

“This nation desperately needs more nurses. Joanne and I feel blessed to be able to help reduce the financial burden for this cohort of nursing students at Penn Nursing so that they can achieve their dreams and, in doing so, help reduce the critical nursing shortage,” said Bill Conway.

The first cohort of Conway Scholars are:

  • Connor Antrim (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Amanda Ashley Harrison (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Christian Knox (Upper Chichester, PA)
  • Dena Rachelle Levenson (Agoura Hills, CA)
  • Jada Lo (Cupertino, CA)
  • Keanu Oneal (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Bernard Martin Rodgers III (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Kelly Shi (Fremont, CA)
  • Julie Francoise Szymaszek (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Faith Abigail Victa (Cleona, PA)

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