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College of Nursing

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

College of Nursing: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Nursing (for Rn's Only) (NURN_BSN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Altoona, Behrend, Fayette, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, World Campus):
Requires a current RN License in good standing, associate degree in nursing or RN nursing diploma.
Nursing (NURS_BSN)

Deadline: November 30th

Complete application materials must be received by November 30 in order to be considered for admission.

Penn State University Park:

The bachelor of science in Nursing (NURS):

No transfer admission to Penn State University Park. The General Nursing option admits applicants as first year students only and is not available for transfer admission.

Penn State Commonwealth Campus Locations

The bachelor of science in Nursing (NURS):
(Start and Finish at: Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto, or Worthington Scranton);

Available for transfer admission. Nursing requires a cumulative college GPA of 3.50 or higher in addition to 4 credits in anatomy and 3 credits physiology. Course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Nursing (second Degree Option) (NRSD)

Deadline: November 30th

Applicants should submit a School of Nursing application with transcripts, directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by November 30th. Please visit the College of Nursing website for more information.

The Second Degree In Nursing

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.