The University of Pennsylvania offers Grad School Hub's No. 1 Master of Science in Nursing program. Two Administration programs lead to the MSN: Health Leadership and Nursing and Healthcare Administration. The university offers one Advanced Specialist program in Nurse-Midwifery. It also provides eight Nurse Practitioner programs, including but not limited to Family, Neonatal, and Women's Health/Gender-Related. Core courses vary based on the program. Students may choose to add a minor in an area such as Global Health, Health Informatics, or Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
Penn is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia. It was founded in 1740 by founding-father Benjamin Franklin. It is one of the United States' nine colonial colleges founded prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Penn was the nation's first institution of higher learning to deem itself a university. UPenn is also home to the first school of medicine in North America, the first collegiate business school, and the first student union. The university's health care programs are among its most selective and prestigious. U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn No. 3 nationally for its master's programs in nursing. The site lists the MSN program at No. 1 for both Nursing Administration and Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric, Primary Care.