University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

UPenn’s School of Nursing (SON) is currently one of the highest ranked nursing school in the nation. The SON, founded in 1935, emphasizes research and science, setting a high educational standard in nursing. UPenn offers both an undergraduate and graduate program through SON, which is also located in Philapelphia.

SON faculty include some of the best educators, practitioners and researchers in the world. It's no wonder that the nursing school is considered by many to be unsurpassed in quality of nursing education and research. The school's research is nationally and internationally recognized and is regularly published in the industries premier journals and publications

The school of nursing at University of Pennsylvania offers one of the most comprehensive selections of any nursing school in the world. Degrees and programs include the following:

Undergraduate Programs

  • BSN Degree
  • Second Degree
  • Hillman Scholars BSN-to-PhD Program
  • RN Return Programs
  • Accelerated Programs

Master's/Post-Master's Level

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Pediatric Acute Care NP Program
  • Pediatric Primary Care NP Program
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Streamlined Post-Masters Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Nurse-Midwifery Program
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Health Leadership Masters Program
  • Nursing and Health Care Administration Program
  • Pediatric Acute Care NP Program with Acute/Chronic Concentration

Doctoral Programs

  • PhD
  • DNP
  • Post-Doctoral


  • Adult Oncology Specialty Minor
  • Forensic Science Minor
  • Global Nursing & Health Care Minor
  • Health Informatics Minor
  • Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Nursing Administration Minor
  • Palliative Care Minor
  • Quality Improvement and Safety Processes in Healthcare Minor
  • Transformative Nursing Education Minor
  • Women's Health Studies Minor

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