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Student Services

We’re here for you. Penn Nursing’s Student Services is dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals in a supportive, holistic environment.

Christina M. Costanzo, EdD Assistant Dean for Admissions & Academic AffairsChristina M. Costanzo, EdD
Assistant Dean for Admissions & Academic Affairs
Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing! 

Our staff is here to orient you and provide a smooth transition to Penn Nursing and the University, facilitate your course registration and clinical compliance, help advise you on academic options to include in your plan of study, introduce you to student life within the school and on the Penn campus, refer you to support services and resources, and celebrate your accomplishments with you at graduation.

We invite you to visit us in Suite M-18 of Claire Fagin Hall and learn more about our services.
You can reach us at 215-898-6687 or advisor@nursing.upenn.edu.

We look forward to meeting you in person!

Christina M. Costanzo, EdD
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Academic Affairs
costanzo@nursing.upenn.edu

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