Penn State College of Nursing

The College of Nursing features a complete range of undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing.

The Associate Degree program prepares graduates for the registered nurse licensure examination and for employment in a variety of acute and long-term care settings.

The Baccalaureate Degree program has two options for study: the BS option for those students who are entering the four-year program of study for an initial professional degree, and the RN to BS option for RNs who wish to complete the BS degree.

Our Master's programs provide options for advanced practice roles as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner.

The interdisciplinary PhD program in nursing develops clinical scholars, faculty, and researchers who can teach and provide leadership through scientific inquiry and innovative practice. Individualized plans of study allow each student to develop depth of expertise and research capability within a specialized area that promotes career goals.

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