The Department of Nursing offers a four-year program of study that leads to the bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. This program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Upon completion of the program, a graduate is eligible to apply to the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered nurse, and is prepared to function as a generalist in professional nursing practice.
The graduate is also eligible for graduate study based on individual achievement.
The program involves a foundation of liberal arts education with basic preparation in professional nursing.
An internship at the end of the senior year facilitates a smooth transition from student to graduate role.
Registered nurse baccalaureate graduates are prepared to practice in a variety of settings, which may include hospitals, community agencies, and long-term care facilities.