University of Pennsylvania Nursing

Specialty Overview

The University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing is a Private nursing school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The specialties of University of Pennsylvania nursing are Clinical Nurse Specialist: Adult / Medical-Surgical, Clinical Nurse Specialist: Psychiatric / Mental Health, Nurse Practitioner: Adult, Nurse Practitioner: Family, Nurse Practitioner: Gerontological / Geriatric, Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric and Nursing Service Administration.


Requirements for Application

  • Two Academic Teacher Evaluations
  • School Report and Counselor Letter
  • Midyear Report
  • TOEFL (recommended if English is not your native language)
  • GPA
  • GRE
  • Transcript
  • Personal Statement/Essays
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview

Personal Statement

A personal statement is one of the written requirements when applying to University of Pennsylvania nursing. It is important that you take the time to craft your essay as this helps you maximize your chances of getting into one of the best nursing schools. Here are several tips in writing an effective personal statement:

  • The main goal of your personal statement is to charm the admission committee of University of Pennsylvania nursing school. First impression is very crucial especially that your essay will be your initial contact with the admission committee.
  • Make sure that your personal statement adheres to the guidelines of University of Pennsylvania application. Follow carefully guidelines set upon the school as this will help you establish a strong case for your application.
  • Consider carefully the information that you will include in your personal statement. Remember that University of Pennsylvania nursing is one of the best schools in the US and for you to ensure your admission you have to be able to demonstrate not only your academic achievements but also your effectiveness and proficiency.
  • Impress your readers by understanding what they would want to hear from you. Bear in mind that the quality of your personal statement will be the reflection of your expertise.
  • Seek external help from friends or relatives; constructive criticism will help you improve the excellence of your essay.

University Overview

University of Pennsylvania nursing has received many accolades not only in nursing field but also on other industries which testify to their level of excellence. The school is dedicated in changing the world by utilizing the proficiency and potential of all their students. University of Pennsylvania nursing understands that through quality education, they can help improve healthcare practice and provide better services to all.

Personal Statement Requirements

(According to University of PennsylvaniaSchool of Nursing Official Website)

Common Application Essay prompts for 2013 – 2014 (minimum of 250 words with maximum of 650)

  • Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  • Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
  • Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
  • Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there and why is it meaningful to you?
  • Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

Famous Graduates

William Henry Harrison


9th President of the United States

Charles Addams


Creator, The Addams Family; he is said to have modeled the Addams Family mansion in part after Penn's College Hall

Bert Bell


Former National Football League Commissioner from 1946 to 1959, who took the league to unprecedented heights; also co-founder of the Philadelphia Eagles, and past co-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Pliny Earle


Class of 1837: American physician, psychiatrist, and poet, and a founder of the American Medical Association, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane, and the New England Psychological Society

Joseph Hopkinson


President, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; he also served as successful counsel for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase in his impeachment trial before the United States Senate in 1804 and 1805