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B.S.N. to Ph.D. Degree Program


This program enables highly qualified students to pursue doctoral study directly from a bachelor’s degree program in nursing. Students complete either an M.S. or M.S.N. (Nurse Practitioner option) as part of their Ph.D. program. The estimated time of completion for full-time students is five years.


  • B.S.N. in Nursing en route to PhD
  • M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner concurrent with Ph.D.


  • Penn State Hershey
  • University Park


Admission requirements are outlined on the Penn State Bulletin website. Applications to the program can be done through the Graduate School.

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