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Penn State College of Nursing

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

Penn State’s College of Nursing is one of the largest educators of pre-licensure students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with over 2000 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.

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Dean Laurie Badzek

A Message from the Dean

Dear alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends, I am proud to share that we’ve successfully graduated another class of eager and enthusiastic nurses! Wendy Edgar delivered an inspiring speech that I know resonated well with our graduates. The Penn State pride was tangible during our commencement ceremonies, my first Penn State commencement was without a […]

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