To discuss educational goals, financial aid options, and application deadlines contact:
Janice Whitaker, MEd, BSN, RN
Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
Penn State College of Nursing
201 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park PA 16802
For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
Prior to admission to the program, your transcripts will be evaluated by the Clinical Nurse Specialist option coordinator in collaboration with the admissions committee.
Professional experience will be taken into consideration for admission, and exceptions to the GPA requirement (3.0 GPA preferred, on a 4.0 scale) may be made for students with special backgrounds, abilities, and interests.
Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee.
You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:
A copy of an official transcript from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Penn State alumni do not need to request transcripts for credits earned at Penn State, but must list Penn State as part of your academic history.
English Proficiency — The language of instruction at Penn State is English. All international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with some exceptions. Minimum test scores and exceptions are found in the English Proficiency section on the Graduate School's "Requirements for Graduate Admission" page.
How to Apply
- Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus