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nursing students

BSN to PhD 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 MS or MSN as part of their PhD program. The estimated time of completion for full-time students is five years.


  • BSN in Nursing en route to PhD
  • MSN Nurse Practitioner concurrent with PhD


  • 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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