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Penn State Nursing

We are creating nurse leaders to transform lives and health around the world.

Penn State’s Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is one of the largest educators of pre-licensure students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with over 2200 undergraduate and graduate students on 13 campuses. Our College is positioned to lead the next generation of nurses and nurse scientists while enhancing the health of all people through quality care and education. To learn more about the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, check out our printer-friendly fact sheet.

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