Jefferson College of Nursing

Important Information about Jefferson College of Nursing Academic Operations as related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Meet JCN's Chief Compassion Officer

The Jefferson College of Nursing would like to introduce its newest team member, Maggie! Maggie is a Facility Dog serving as the Chief Compassion Officer. She will be a fine addition, offering support and free hugs to Jefferson students, faculty, and staff across Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. We look forward to sharing Maggie's work through Instagram and Twitter once she assumes her role live, on campus. Stay tuned! 

Learn more about Maggie!


College of Nursing Ranked Among Top 100 Best Nursing Schools

The Jefferson College of Nursing was ranked among the top 100 Best Nursing Schools: Master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.

Class of 2020

Congratulatory Messages & Graduate Reflections

In honor of our wonderful 2020 Graduates, please join us in sending them off in style with your very own personalized message! 

Notes from the Dean's Desk

Mentorship to Empower

Assuring that the Jefferson College of Nursing is an active and relevant contributor to the life and well-being of the Philadelphia community beyond our campus has been a key focus at JCN. We can’t just be a place to prepare nurses for their work as healers; the college’s mission also involves going to the streets, homes, schools, and places of business where people face myriad physical and mental health challenges and addressing the needs we find.


Post Masters Degree Graduate Certificates

Did you know that you can expand your opportunities by earning a Jefferson JCN Graduate Certificate in Advanced Headache Diagnosis & Management or  Post-Master’s Degree Certificate Programs?


Advanced Headache Diagnosis & Management Graduate Certificate Program Information

The 2020-21 academic year is a pilot program. There will be a limited number of students accepted for this inaugural pilot year.  Please contact Dr. Hannah Smith for details at

Accelerated Coursework

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

In addition to our Traditional BSN Program, the College of Nursing offers two accelerated options for earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing. These programs have been developed for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. With 1- and 2-year options, these programs are designed to fast-track your path to your new career.

Further your Career

Options for BSN Nurses

As the nursing field evolves, nurses who earn advanced degrees widen their opportunities. Jefferson College of Nursing offers nurses who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing three options to continue their education: 

Center of Excellence for Nursing Education

Jefferson College of Nursing Designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

The Jefferson College of Nursing (JCN) has been named as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for the period 2015-2019.


Student Resources

Students can utilize the resources offered by the college to advance their education and future career.