Our curriculum consists of ten courses in nursing and healthcare administration, one nursing leadership elective, and three electives which can be taken in either Organizational Dynamics,
Health Law, Health Care Innovation, Healthcare Quality Improvement and Safety or
at the Wharton Business School.
Many students in our program complete a variety of minors including
Health Informatics, Organizational Dynamics, and Quality Improvement and Safety Processes in Healthcare or a Health Care Innovation certificate.
With other renowned Penn Schools, we also offer you the opportunity to combine an MSN with a
Master’s in Healthcare Quality & Safety or with a Master’s in Law.
At the end of your program, you will complete an administrative practicum providing you with an immersive experience with a nurse leader or consultant in your area of interest. Previous practicum sites have included Penn Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Click the link below to view the curriculum for this program in the University catalog or download a sample plan of study.
Minimum qualifications for the program
BSN degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
College level statistics course
Summer & Fall 2024 Start Deadline: February 1, 2024
Latest Decision Notification: early-March
Spring 2024 Start Deadline: February 1, 2024
Summer & Fall 2024 Start Deadline: March 15, 2024
Latest Decision Notification: late-April
*Dates subject to change without notice.
Costs & Tuition
Your program costs will depend on how many course units (CU) you take per semester.
Discount available for employees of our Academic Practice Partners. Click here to learn more.
At the completion of this advanced level of nursing education, Penn Nursing MSN graduates will:
- Use scientific inquiry to translate evidence into practice and promote clinical scholarship
- Perform advanced nursing skills for specialty and subspecialty nursing practice
- Lead quality improvement and manage care delivery models across settings
- Leverage strong networks to advance in professional role