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BFS in Nursing

A liberal arts option

Benjamin Franklin Scholars in Nursing (BFS-N) provides a liberal arts intensive option within the undergraduate nursing major for students who are curious and inclined toward intellectual exploration.

While at Penn

As a scholar within BFS-N, your academic experience is marked by rigorous coursework and extracurricular activities open to you and peers in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School and in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In addition to a variety of campus-wide programs as part of BFS, you are able to enroll in the justly famed BFS Seminars – courses taught by expert faculty from across campus in a variety of topics.


BFS-Nursing students will complete a two-semester capstone course during  senior year. In this capstone, you with your fellow BFS-N Scholars design and implement a project of interest to you under the direction of BFS-N director Professor Sarah Kagan. 


Becoming a BFS-N scholar is by invitation on matriculation and by select invitation at the discretion of the BFS-N program leadership.