Penn State College of Nursing

Educating tomorrow's leaders in nursing education, research, and practice.

Penn State’s College of Nursing is the largest educator of pre-licensure students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with over 2800 full-time 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 College of Nursing, check out our printer-friendly fact sheet.

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Dean Laurie Badzek

A Message from the Dean

Dear alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends,

Welcome to our new website! We have worked tirelessly to create a digital presence that accurately reflects the diversity and breadth of our college. We hope this fresh-faced website becomes a routine resource for you. Please share your feedback with us by emailing

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