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Message from the Dean


Hear from Laurie Badzek, dean and professor of the College of Nursing


Contact the Dean’s Office:
201 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0245


History of the College

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Mission, Vision, and Values

The College of Nursing works to improve the health care of all people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the nation and the world.


Assessment and Accreditation


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The Pennsylvania State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. http://www.ccneaccreditation.org


Strategic Plan

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The College of Nursing Strategic Plan 2014-2019 has been extended for a period as it undergoes substantive review.