School of Nursing

Penn Nursing Science integrates clinical experiences with a first-rate liberal arts and sciences foundation, graduating leaders who will shape the future of health care practice, policy, and research.

Requiring three years of clinical exposure, Penn Nursing Science actively partners with top-ranked teaching hospitals and clinical agencies. Students are taught and carefully mentored by the nation’s top nurse educators and researchers as they learn the science of nursing through daily practice.

The flexible curriculum ensures that all nursing students take courses in Penn’s other schools. Some pursue the unique dual-degree program with Wharton in nursing and health care management.

After completing the BSN, many nursing students pursue one of Penn Nursing Science's 15 master's degree programs.  Many choose this option as early as their junior year.  Further, nursing students can have close to 75 percent of their graduate degree tuition covered through joint funding from the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn Nursing.

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In applicants to the School of Nursing, we would like to see:

  • a commitment to patient care
  • a desire to explore issues in health care
  • a strong preparation in the sciences, particularly in chemistry

Coordinated Dual-Degree, Accelerated and Specialized Programs

Students with highly developed academic interests can apply to programs that allow them to earn more than one degree or delve deeply into their particular area of interest.  Learn more about all programs here.

Those programs that include a degree in the School of Nursing include:

  • NHCM:  Nursing and Health Care Management