UPenn Nursing program global ranking No.1 (2016.04.18 Oriental Daily)

Penn Nursing Ranked #1 Nursing School in the World

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is the number one nursing school in the world according to a recent ranking by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 42 different subject areas based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact.

In 2016, Penn Nursing had been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News . Penn ranked number one in five categories reflecting the dedication and scholarship of Penn Nursing faculty.

Penn is a world-renowned research institution that cultivates critical thinking, innovation, and knowledge-sharing, students learn to provide patient care, conduct vital research and manage a hospital.

Graduates of Penn's baccalaureate nursing program hold responsible positions across healthcare settings, corporations, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, accounting firms, and insurance companies etc..


4 options for Penn Nursing degree 


 1.    Undergraduate and Transfer »

The only Ivy League program of its kind, one of the top-ranked nursing schools in the country offers prospective high school and transfer students an exceptional educational opportunity. It prepares students to become healthcare leaders by integrating a world-class liberal arts curriculum with a rigorous specialization in nursing.

Transfer Students

The transfer program at the University of Pennsylvania offers students an opportunity to join the Penn to begin their education in nursing, as a nursing program may not be offered at their present institution.

Penn Nursing gives careful consideration to academic preparation and achievement, and all transfer students for admission will be expected to have demonstrated rigor in their undergraduate curriculum at their current higher education institution and in high school.

Penn is a highly selective institution; as such the most competitive applicant for transfer is the student whose college and high school records and testing demonstrate academic excellence.

The transfer program is for those students who have taken at least eight college/university courses, including at least two laboratory science courses. ]

Dynamic Opportunities of this program

Students can combine their studies with Penn's other three undergraduate schools and may pursue dual degrees, such as Nursing and Healthcare Management, a dual degree program with Wharton.

Penn Nursing offers a variety of minors, numerous study abroad options, and sub-matriculation into any of our seventeen master's in nursing programs or into the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Opportunities abound to interact with our nursing faculty in and out of the classroom, including the option to assist with research. Penn Nursing students can fully engage with everything the University has to offer, such as clubs, college house life, and athletics.


2.    Accelerated Program»

Designed for students with a non-nursing bachelors degree who are interested in entering the nursing profession

Applicants who are RN Return students (those who have completed a Diploma RN program or an Associate’s Degree RN program) must apply to the Accelerated BSN Second Degree or BSN/MSN program.

Fast-track into the nursing profession

Penn Nursing's Accelerated Program is designed for students who have earned a non-nursing baccalaureate degree and are drawn to the nursing profession. Students enrolled in the program are ambitious, inquisitive, and diverse.

They have worked in corporate America, traveled to the most remote parts of the world, and have served as Peace Corps volunteers. They bring a wealth of experience to their advanced studies and enrich our community with fresh ideas and enthusiasm for learning.

Accelerated Program options

The BSN Second Degree Program is for student interested in getting a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, but are not sure of in a Master’s specialty at this time - Completion of the BSN degree allows students to sit for the NCLEX exam to be a licensed Registered nurse.

The Direct Entry BSN/MSN Program is for students who know what Master’s in Nursing specialty they would like to pursue - Penn Nursing offers Master’s (MSN) programs to be licensed as a Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife and Clinical Nurse Specialist.

BSN/MSN students have flexibility when completing the MSN program, which include the following:

-   Student have 5 years to complete the MSN from the date of the BSN completion

-   Student may request to change their MSN specialty

-   Students may also work full-time as an RN and complete the MSN program part-time.

-   Penn offers 17 MSN programs, 15 of which can be completed both part-time and full-time, the CRNA and Nurse Midwifery must be completed full-time.

-   Certain MSN programs require work experience, after the BSN, and prior to beginning any clinical coursework at the MSN level.

-   Students may take up to three (3) graduate level courses toward their MSN program prior to completing their BSN.  Generally, these courses count toward both the BSN and MSN degrees..

The Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation (BSN-to-PhD) Program in Nursing Innovation is for students to complete their BSN and go on to complete your PhD in Nursing – it is an integrated BSN-to-PhD program educating a new cadre of nurse scientists and leaders to develop innovative solutions in healthcare.


3.    Master's »

Recognized worldwide, master's programs at Penn Nursing integrate research, education, and clinical practice to create a unique academic experience offering concentration in a specific field of nursing while expanding the depth and breadth of your knowledge.

Master Specialties

Students in the accelerated program can choose from a multitude of options to focus their study. Penn Nursing offers 15 master's specialties, flexible degree options, and unique joint degrees with other University of Pennsylvania schools, such as the MSN/MPH and the MSN/MBE.


 4.    Doctoral »

Penn Nursing's doctoral program prepares nurse scientists who advance healthcare by integrating theory, research, and practice.

Recognized worldwide for quality in faculty and research, Penn Nursing's PhD program prepares nurse scientists for successful careers, particularly in research intensive environments. Graduates of the doctoral program hold leadership and research positions in academia, government, health systems, and industry and they develop the scientific knowledge that drives nursing practice.


Program Info.

Couorse Name:Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Institution:The University of Pennsylvania,School of Nursing

Admission Requirements:TOEFL score - 100 or above 分或以上;DSE - subjects must reach UPeen target score (including Chemistry);need student's own school's own reports and recommendation letters

Start Date:End of August of each year

Tuition Fee:US$66,800起/年(約HK$521,040)

Enquiry:2391 9713(Litz USA Student Service)