The School of Nursing partners with top-ranked teaching hospitals and clinical agencies to fulfill our requirement of three years of clinical experience. As a nursing student, you will learn from and be mentored by the nation’s top nurse educators and researchers as you delve into the science of nursing through real life experience.
Our flexible curriculum ensures that all nursing students take courses in Penn’s other schools, such as the unique dual-degree Nursing and Health Care Management program at Wharton.
After completing a Bachelor of Nursing (BSN), many nursing students pursue one of Penn Nursing School's master's degree programs. You may choose this option as early as your junior year.
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
- Strong preparation in the sciences, particularly in chemistry
Coordinated Dual-Degree, Accelerated and Specialized Programs
If you have focused academic interests, you can apply to programs that will enable you to earn more than one degree as you delve deeply into a specific 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