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BSN-MSN Program
The School of Nursing has a program offering qualified registered nurses and accelerated students (who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field) direct admission into both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs.  BSN-MSN students must meet with their undergraduate advisor and the graduate program director to develop an appropriate plan of study, which is tailored to individual interests and needs.  The length of the program varies according to transfer credit awarded and the number of clinical courses successfully challenged by RN return students.  Additional information is available through the School of Nursing, Office of Academic Affairs and online at http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/.
Dual Degree
Highly motivated students working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are eligible to apply for admission to a dual degree program to obtain a second bachelor’s degree from one of the other undergraduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania.  Students interested in earning a dual degree must meet with a nursing advisor as well as an advisor in the appropriate school to outline courses required for completion of the dual degree and to discuss eligibility requirements.  Students who are interested in the dual degree option should begin course work as soon as possible, capitalizing on sector
requirements and free electives.  Additional information is available in the School of Nursing Undergraduate Handbook, online at http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/
students/handbooks/
, and in the Cross School Programs section of this Bulletin.
Joint Degree Program in Nursing and Health Care Management
The School of Nursing and the Wharton School offer a joint degree program in Nursing and Health Care Management through which students earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  In this highly specialized program, students gain experience in patient care as well as in business and managerial areas.  A carefully planned, integrated academic and clinical program allows highly qualified students to complete this program in four to five years.  Additional information about the program is available in the School of Nursing Undergraduate Handbook, online at http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/
students/handbooks/
, and in the Cross School Programs section of this Bulletin.
Minors
Nursing students are eligible to pursue a departmental minor offered through the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  Departmental minors generally consist of six to eight
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