Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Penn State Nursing programs, including those at Penn State Harrisburg, prepare you to graduate and immediately enter a clinical setting or continue to graduate education. If you are a veteran nurse returning for a baccalaureate degree, you will be prepared to implement your new skills and knowledge in the workplace or to continue to graduate school. Penn State Nursing offers students exceptional undergraduate and graduate level academic programs, internationally-recognized research, highly regarded faculty, an extensive outreach network, and opportunities for international experience.

The major prepares registered nurses as professional practitioners in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The major is offered in two options:

  • NURN (post-license): baccalaureate completion for RNs
  • NURS-SCND (pre-license): accelerated second baccalaureate degree

For the B.S. degree in Nursing, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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