MSN Handbook

The School of Nursing (SON) Graduate Student Handbook presents the policies and procedures that guide and govern the School’s MSN programs, information to assist in planning your academic program, and facilities and resources within the School of Nursing and across the University.

Table of Contents

  1. School of Nursing Mission and Policies
  2. Degree Requirements
  3. Change of Area of Study
  4. Courses and Registration
  5. Academic Regulations
  6. Grievance Policy
  7. Clinical Policies
  8. Financial Information
  9. Student Records
  10. Graduation

Supplemental Handbooks

 All graduate students are also responsible for the regulations listed in the University of Pennsylvania Pennbook

University of Pennsylvania Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of its educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment. Questions or concerns regarding the University’s equal opportunity and affirmative action programs and activities or accommodations for people with disabilities should be directed to the Executive Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs , Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021 or 215-898-6993 (Voice) or 215-898-7803 (TDD).


The policies and procedures described in this manual are continually revised and updated. The School of Nursing and the University of Pennsylvania must reserve the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curriculum, or any other matters announced in this publication. If you have questions regarding the contents of this handbook, please contact your Program Director or the Office of Student Services.

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Associate Director of Advising 
Cadence Lake