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Nursing (Second Degree Option)


Applicants should submit a School of Nursing application with transcripts, directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by December 1. Please visit the Nese College of Nursing website for more information.

Program Transfer Requirements:

Campus Options:
(Start and Finish: Altoona, Harrisburg)

Major Requirements:
Requires a BS or BA degree (with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA) and completion of all required non-nursing courses for the BS degree (with at least a C or better), including 6 credits of English composition and writing, 3 credits of speech communication, 6 credits of quantification (including statistics), sociology (or other social science), psychology, human development, nutrition, 6 credits of arts, 6 credits of humanities, and the following sciences with labs: chemistry, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology.

Nursing (Second Degree Option) Program

General Requirements

The College of Nursing

Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website