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Penn Nursing Summer Institute

Penn Nursing Summer Institute
  • Rising High School Juniors and Seniors
  • 4-Week Residential Session: June 26–July 23
  • Located at the University of Pennsylvania

Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists, Leaders, Educators and Clinicians

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing offers a unique four-week intensive program for rising high school juniors and seniors that features cutting-edge research, the latest advances in virtual learning, and clinical experience in Philadelphia's top hospitals. As the only undergraduate Ivy League nursing school, Penn is recognized worldwide for setting the standard of academic excellence in this field.

Working with Penn faculty and classmates from around the world, students will enjoy an innovative classroom curriculum that covers health-care topics such as current epidemics, genetics, bioethics and emergency nursing.

An Exceptional Health-Care Learning Experience

Students will then shadow real nurses and observe health care being practiced on every floor and in every department. From the Emergency Room to the NICU and the operating theater, students will gain clinical experience in some of Philadelphia's finest hospitals, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Medical science is at the heart of the Penn Nursing Summer Institute curriculum, a selection of regular Penn courses sequenced and paced for the age and experience of the student body. The program uses state-of-the-art classrooms, advanced simulation laboratories, and intelligently designed space where students can connect, engage and exchange.

Enjoy Penn Campus Life and Social Activities

  • Stay in The Quad, Penn’s famous freshman dormitory, and eat in dining halls on campus
  • Explore Penn and Philadelphia on planned sightseeing excursions
  • Enjoy evening and weekend activities, including recreational and cultural trips designed to provide a truly East Coast and Ivy League experience
  • Learn from and interact with Residential Assistants (RAs), current Penn undergraduates who live with students on campus and serve as a resource for academic and cocurricular activities
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How to Apply

Penn Nursing Summer Institute is exclusively for high school students entering grades 11 and 12. Admission decisions are made as applications are received, as long as spaces are available.

For more information: please call 610.265.9401 or email: .


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