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Dr. Knott advising a nursing student

Penn State New Kensington nursing student Katie Everson, left, and instructor Janet Knott review a chapter in the text book for the Health Assessment course.  Katie has returned to the New Kensington campus to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  Learn more about Katie's journey and the Nursing Program at Penn State New Kensington.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (NURN)


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Penn State New Kensington offers registered nurses in the Pittsburgh area the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science with a major in Nursing. 
Penn State New Kensington also offers prerequisite courses for students enrolling in diploma, associate degree and baccalaureate programs.

There are three different paths our students take to becoming a registered nurse. Please see the following PDF for General Information about Nursing Education at Penn State

The 120-credit nursing curriculum is fully accredited, and the Penn State New Kensington degree is identical to the degree earned at the College of Nursing at Penn State University Park.


The Nursing degree program is one of four Penn State New Kensington baccalaureate degrees that can be completed in evening hours. Learn more about our  evening programs