University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

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The origin of the University of Pennsylvania, saw its beginning to Colonial America, where in 1749, Benjamin Franklin had a dream of education. His vision was educating the clergy and preparing students for business life and public services. The result of his dream was 12 schools of the University of Pennsylvania, which is also the first university of America.

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has incorporated a Mission of making a grand impression through its legacy as well as spreading new knowledge, developing innovative of models of care, ensuring excellence in practice and, preparing future generation scholars, clinicians and global leaders of the nursing profession.

Penn Nursing offers 18 master’s programs and other flexible degrees. The students also have the option of pursuing joint degrees with other Penn schools. For example, a joint BSN degree with a bachelor’s degree in economics can be completed Wharton School of Penn. The school offers programs for just school gradates or professionals aiming to purse advance academic program.

Different nursing programs offered by University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing include

  • Joint Degree Program in Nursing and Health Care Management
  • Undergraduate Programs
    (High School Seniors and Transfer Students)
  • Accelerated Programs
    BSN Degree, Second Degree, and RN Return Programs
  • Graduate Programs
  • Doctoral Level
    PhD and Post-Doctoral
  • 18 Master’s/Post-Master’s Level Programs
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Approved Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Programs
  • Advanced Practice Specialist Programs
  • Administration Program
  • Health Leadership Master’s Program
  • Nursing and Health Care Administration Program

Unique Opportunities and Options

  • Adult Home Care Option
  • Post-Masters Certificate in Sleep
  • Minors
  • Non-Degree Programs
  • Continuing Education
  • Post-Master’s Teacher Education Program


  1. Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing has approved the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and master’s nurse practitioner programs, whereas accreditation for the programs is granted by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  2. The Nurse Anesthesia program has received accreditation by the Council of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
  3. The Nurse Midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.

The student can avail clinical hands-on experience at the top-ranked Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which are located directly behind the School of Nursing.


General Mailing Address
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
General Questions: Ph. (215) 898-8281
Admissions: Ph. (215) 898-4271
toll free: (866) 867-6877
fax: (215) 573-8439