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Nurses who have their bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree will now have the opportunity to earn their master of science in nursing (M.S.N.) degree to become a nurse practitioner (NP) at Penn State Shenango.

Penn State College of Nursing recently announced that Penn State Shenango in downtown Sharon will offer its popular nurse practitioner master of science in nursing degree program beginning fall 2018.

“We are very pleased to be able to collaborate with the College of Nursing to bring nationally recognized graduate programs like the nurse practitioner to our community,” said Penn State Shenango Campus Director Jo Anne Carrick. “We hope that this new master of science in nursing degree will enable many of our local nurses to further their education.”

The College of Nursing’s NP program offers a total of three degree options, with the Shenango campus offering the Family Nurse Practitioner and the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner programs. The Shenango campus will be one of five campuses to offer the NP degree options (the others are University Park, Fayette, Hershey, and Worthington Scranton).