A.S. Program Admission Information

Program transition announced

A.S. program in Nursing transitioning to B.S. program in Nursing

The national picture of nursing education is changing. As a leader in the field, Penn State is transitioning the associate of science (A.S.) degree to a baccalaureate of science (B.S.) degree in Nursing at the Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto, and Worthington Scranton campuses. This transition aligns with the future of nursing practice and projected employment patterns.

An application for the B.S. program at Altoona, Erie (Behrend), Fayette, Mont Alto, and Worthington Scranton campuses will be posted on September 2, 2014. If accepted into the Nursing program, students will spend all four years at the campus to which they are admitted. The campus program will be open to current or previous Penn State students or those transferring from another college or university.

The B.S. program in Nursing at University Park will continue to admit only high school students or adults with fewer than 18 college credits. All students accepted to this program will begin at University Park campus. Current or previous Penn State students as well as those transferring from another college or university are not eligible for this program.


Applications for the A.S. program are no longer accepted. Please see the B.S. Program Admission Information page for information about admission to the B.S. program.

For more information, send an email to nursing@psu.edu or contact the campus of your choice below: