Undergraduate Admissions

Majors

Baccalaureate (4 Year) Majors by College



College of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

Nursing* General Nursing Option (Start and Finish at: Altoona, Behrend, Fayette, Mont Alto, Worthington Scranton or University Park)

This major helps students prepare to become professional practitioners in areas of health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation. After earning a bachelor of science degree in Nursing, students are qualified to take the registered nurse examination for licensure by the State Board of Nursing.

The General (Four-year) B.S. program in Nursing is open to incoming first-year Students at the Altoona, Behrend (Erie), Fayette, Mont Alto, Worthington Scranton, and University Park Campuses. Penn State University Park students will spend one academic year at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Students must start and remain all four years at the campus to which they are admitted.

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Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Nursing (for Rn's Only) (NURN)

Nursing* - for licensed RN's only(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, Abington, Altoona, Behrend, Fayette, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, World Campus)

This major prepares registered nurse students as professional practitioners in areas of health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation.
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* This program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, acenursing.org; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-463-6930; and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Nursing (second Degree Option) (NRSD)

Nursing* Second Degree Option (Start and Finish: Altoona, Harrisburg)

This intensive sixteen-month program is for students who already have a baccalaureate degree and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students who meet the academic prerequisites of the program complete 60 credits in nursing, earn a second degree, and are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Through this program, students will gain experience in diverse settings and be prepared to start a new career in nursing.

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* This program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850,  Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, acenursing.org; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-463-6930; and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.


Associate (2 Year) Degrees