• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #101 (QS) University Park, PA, United States
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Pennsylvania State University  prepares students to become professional practitioners in areas of health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation. After earning this degree in Nursing, students are qualified to take the registered nurse examination for licensure by the State Board of Nursing.
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After earning a B.S.N. and successfully passing the NCLEX-RN licensing exam, Registered Nurses have the opportunity to enter into a stable and growing work force. Additionally, the Penn State B.S.N. degree creates a strong foundation for continuing into advanced nursing roles through a variety of graduate level nursing programs. The versatility of the B.S.N. degree provides graduates with the skills and background to pursue the career path that is right for them. Nurses have countless options to explore different specialties, advance into leadership roles, and continue with lifelong learning while providing high quality nursing care to their clients.

Demand for nurses continues to rise. The B.S. degree in Nursing at Pennsylvania State Universityis rapidly becoming the degree of choice for many healthcare facilities, rendering baccalaureate-educated nurses as highly marketable. Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program have a vast array of rewarding employment opportunities. Employment settings include:
  • Trauma centers and community hospitals caring for the critically ill or injured
  • Home health agencies providing medical care to homebound clients
  • Rehabilitation and long-term care facilities
  • Hospice agencies caring for people with terminal illnesses
  • Schools or pediatric/neonatal units working with children and newborns
  • Military bases
  • Insurance agencies evaluating patient claims and teaching classes to insurance agents
  • Travel and cruise ship nursing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Professional Role Dev: Intro to Professional Issues in Nursing Practice and Nursing Informatics
  • Health Assessment
  • Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Nursing Care of the Adult Client Requiring Medical-Surgical Intervention
  • Introduction to Pharmacological Concepts
  • Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official test scores: SAT or ACT
  • English language proficiency, if your native language is not English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35984 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35984 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18454 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18454 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for University Park

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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