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Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania - PA

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The nursing schools in Pennsylvania are some of the most well respected and well known in the country. However, Pennsylvania nursing schools are experiencing a severe shortage of nursing faculty which is limiting the number of applicants accepted each year to Pennsylvania nursing programs. This has been a major contributor to the actual nursing shortage in Pennsylvania. Ultimately, a shortage of nurses in the state creates greater health care costs and a lower quality of patient care.

How is Pennsylvania's health care community reacting to and addressing the nursing shortage? Organizations including colleges, universities and hospitals throughout the state are working together to develop strategies. Strategies thus far include raising scholarship and grant money, awarding grant money to colleges and universities to help increase the number of nurses enrolled in nursing programs and projects to retain nurses in the workforce as well as bring new nurses into the workforce. The Highmark Foundation and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future have been integral players in working toward solutions to the nursing shortage.

What does this mean for potential nursing students in Pennsylvania as well as veteran nurses in the state? It means that the field of nursing will continue to thrive in Pennsylvania. With grant and scholarship money, schools will be able to admit more students and ultimately graduate more nurses to the workforce. Nurses will continue to be in high demand because nurses are critical to the future of health care in Pennsylvania.

Online Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania

More registered nurses than ever before are heading back to school to earn their BSN or MSN to become nurse educators, advanced nurse practitioners, health care administrators and other positions requiring an advanced education. Many hospitals in Pennsylvania are seeking registered nurses holding baccalaureate degrees in nursing to meet new standards of care and handle the increasingly complex cases seen in the hospital environment. Registered nurses with a BSN or MSN have the potential make more money as well.

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Pennsylvania Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Pennsylvania health care providers are experiencing a nine percent vacancy rate. By 2020, HRSA expects Pennsylvania's vacancy rate to rise to 30 percent, or more than 40,000 nurse vacancies. Pennsylvania ranks as the 24th lowest state for nurse to patient ratio. What this means to you is that there has not been a better time to start or advance your nursing career. Health care agencies and hospitals are in dire need of highly educated registered nurses and are paying very good salaries, giving amazing benefits packages, offering signing bonuses and much more.

According to indeed.com the average annual salary for current registered nurse job openings in Pennsylvania is $61,000, this is 1% higher than the national average. The median annual salary for a registered nurse in Allentown, PA is $58,918, in Erie, PA $57,283, in Philadelphia, PA $63,303, in Pittsburgh, PA $59,347, in Scranton, PA $57,158. (median salary information acquired through salary.com).

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University of Phoenix School of Nursing

University of Phoenix offers accredited nursing degree programs at campuses nationwide. Campus locations in Pennsylvania include Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Levittown, Wayne, and Pittsburgh. Request information from University of Phoenix below.

Diploma and Associate's Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs Approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing

Abington Memorial Hospital
PH: 215-481-5500
2500 Maryland Road, Suite 200
Willow Grove, PA 19090-1284

Citizens School of Nursing
PH: 724-337-5090
651 Fourth Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068

Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
PH: 814-534-9479
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905-4398

Frankford Hospital
PH: 215-831-6740, Ext. 100
4918 Penn Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124-2699

Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing
PH: 412-741-7300
720 Blackburn Road
Sewickley, PA 15143-1498

Jameson Memorial Hospital
PH: 724-656-4052
1211 Wilmington Avenue
New Castle, PA 16105-2595

Lewistown Hospital
PH: 717-242-7930
400 Highland Avenue
Lewistown, PA 17044

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
PH: 412-232-7950
1401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Northeastern Hospital
PH: 215-291-3145
2301 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134-4499

Ohio Valley General Hospital
PH: 412-777-6204
25 Heckel Road
McKees Rocks, PA 15136-1694

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
PH: 610-988-8396
PO Box 16052
Reading, PA 19612

Roxborough Memorial Hospital
PH: 215-487-4344
5800 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Schuylkill Health School of Nursing
PH: 570-621-5035
420 South Jackson Street
Pottsville, PA 17901

Sharon Regional Health System
PH: 724-983-3865
740 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146-7001

St. Luke's Hospital
PH: 610-954-3400
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

St. Margaret Memorial Hospital
PH: 412-784-4980
Seventh Street Commons
221 Seventh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

McKeesport Hospital Campus
PH: 412-664-2860
Crawford Building, Fourth Floor
1500 Fifth Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132

UPMC Shadyside Hospital
PH: 412-623-2950
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Washington Hospital
PH: 724-223-3169
155 Wilson Avenue
Washington, PA 15301

West Penn Hospital
PH: 412-578-5531
4900 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Allegany College of Maryland
PH: 301-784-5568
12401 Willowbrook Road SE
Cumberland, MD 21502-2596

Bucks County Community College
PH: 215-968-8327
Department of Health, Physical Education, & Nursing
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940-1406

Butler County Community College
PH: 724-287-8711, Ext. 8364
College Drive, Oak Hills Nursing & Allied Health
P.O. Box 1203
Butler, PA 16003-1203

Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Venango Campus
PH: 814-676-6591, Ext. 1253
School of Nursing & Allied Health
1801 West First Street
Oil City, PA 16301-3297

Community College of Allegheny County - Boyce Campus
PH: 724-325-6694
595 Beatty Road Nursing
Monroeville, PA 15146

Community College of Allegheny County
Allegheny Campus
PH: 412-237-2680
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Community College of Allegheny County
California University of PA Campus
PH: 724-938-1622
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394

Community College of Allegheny County
North Campus
PH: 412-369-4121
8701 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Community College of Allegheny County
South Campus
PH: 412-469-6365
1750 Clairton Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Community College of Beaver County
PH: 724-775-8561, Ext. 199
1 Campus Drive Nursing & Allied Health
Monaca, PA 15061-2588

Community College of Philadelphia
PH: 215-751-8853
Department of Nursing
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991

Delaware County Community College
PH: 610-359-5285
901 South Media Line Road Allied Health & Nursing
Media, PA 19063-1094

Gwynedd-Mercy College
PH: 215-646-7300, Ext. 116
School of Nursing Program
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901

Harcum College
PH: 610-526-6050
750 Montgomery Avenue 1-
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3476

Harrisburg Area Community College
PH: 717-780-2318
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999

Harrisburg Area Community College
Gettysburg Campus
PH: 717-337-3855, Ext. 3046
731 Old Harrisburg Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Harrisburg Area Community College
Lancaster Campus
PH: 717-358-2917
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602-2690

Harrisburg Area Community College
Lebanon Campus
PH: 717-270-6300
735 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Harrisburg Area Community College
York Center
PH: 717-293-5000
2010 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA 17404

Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences
PH: 717-544-4912
410 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

LaRoche College
PH: 412-536-1170
9000 Babcock BoulevPittsburgh, PA 15237

Lehigh Carbon Community College
PH: 610-799-1525
4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598

Lehigh Carbon Community College
The Morgan Center satellite
PH: 610-668-6880
234 High Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252

Lock Haven University – Clearfield Campus
PH: 814-768-3450
201 University Drive
Clearfield, PA 16830

Lock Haven University
DuBois Regional Medical Center satellite
PH: 814-375-3227
100 Hospital Drive DuBois, PA 15801

Luzerne County Community College
PH: 570-740-0463
1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899

Luzerne County Community College
Elk Lake School District LCCC satellite
PH: 570-278-9229
100 Schoolhouse Road
Dimock, PA 18816

Luzerne County Community College
Kulpmont Campus
PH: 570-373-5673
1100 Spruce Street, Suite 200
Kulpmont, PA 17834

Mercyhurst College - North East
PH: 814-725-6139
16 West Division Street
North East, PA 16428

 

Montgomery County Community College
PH: 215-641-6470
340 DeKalb Pike
P.O. Box 400
Blue Bell, PA 19422-0796

Mount Aloysius College
PH: 814-886-6393
Division of Nursing
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA 16630

Northampton Community College
PH: 610-861-5376
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599

Pennsylvania College of Technology
PH: 570-327-4525
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799

Pennsylvania State University
PH: 814-863-0245
School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Development
201 Health & Human Development East
University Park, PA 16802

Pennsylvania State University
Altoona Campus
PH: 814-949-5217
3000 Ivyside Park
107 Sheetz Health Altoona, PA 16601

Pennsylvania State University
The Behrend College
PH: 814-898-6103
5091 Station Road
Erie, PA 16563-1000

Pennsylvania State University
Fayette Campus
PH: 724-430-4221
P.O. Box 519
1 University Drive
Route 119 North
Uniontown, PA 15401

Pennsylvania State University
Hershey Campus
PH: 717-531-8767
1300 ASB/A110
600 Centerview Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Pennsylvania State University
Mont Alto Campus
PH: 717-749-6137
104 Science Tech Building Coordinator
1 Campus Drive Mont Alto, PA 17237

Pennsylvania State University
Worthington Scranton Campus
PH: 570-963-2645
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512

Reading Area Community College
PH: 610-607- 6226
10 South Second Street
P.O. Box 1706
Reading, PA 19603-1706

Thomas Jefferson University
PH: 215-503-5090
Jefferson School of Nursing
130 South 9th Street – 11th Floor, Edison Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Thomas Jefferson University
Geisinger Medical Center Campus
100 North Academy Drive
Danville, PA 17822

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
PH: 814-362-7640
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701-2898

University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
PH: 814-827-4511
504 East Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354-0287

Westmoreland County Community College
PH: 724-925-4028
400 Armbrust Road Youngwood, PA 15697-1895

Westmoreland County Community College
Greene County Education Center
PH: 724-627-3464
300 North Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Westmoreland County Community College
Indiana County Community College Center of WCCC
PH: 724-357-1404
45 Airport Road
Indiana, PA 15701

(Source: Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing)

Baccalaureate Nursing Degree (BSN) Programs Approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing

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Villanova University College of Nursing

The bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs offered by Villanova University are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the State Board of Nursing of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

Programs Offered: BSN, Adult Learners, Second Degree BSN, BSN/MSN Gateway for RNs, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Administration, Nursing Education, Nurse Anesthetist), Post-Master's Certificates - (Concentrations: Same as MSN except for Health Care Administration), PhD

Villanova University College of Nursing, 800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085

Alvernia University
PH: 610-796-8217
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607-1799

Bloomsburg University
PH: 570-389-4423
Department of Nursing
3109 McCormick Center for Human Services
400 East Second Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Carlow University
PH: 412-578-6115
School of Nursing
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Cedar Crest College
PH: 610-606-4606
Department of Nursing
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196

De Sales University
PH: 610-282-1100, Ext. 1394
Department of Nursing
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034-9568

Drexel University
PH: 215-762-8347
College of Nursing & Health Professions
245 North 15th Street MS 501
Bellet Building, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192

Duquesne University
PH: 412-396-6553
School of Nursing
Fisher Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-1706

Eastern University
PH: 610-341-5896
Department of Nursing
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087-3696

East Stroudsburg University
PH: 570-422-3474
Department of Nursing
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999

Edinboro University
PH: 814-732-2900
Department of Nursing
Centennial Hall
295 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444

Gannon University
PH: 814-871-5520
Villa Maria School of Nursing
109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541-0001

Holy Family University
PH: 215-637-7700, Ext. 3292
School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114-2094

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
PH: 724-357-2557
Department of Nursing & Allied Health Professions
210 Johnson Hall
1010 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15705

Immaculata University
PH: 610-647-4400, Ext. 3475
Nursing Department
1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345

LaSalle University
PH: 215-951-1430
School of Nursing
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

LaSalle University
Newtown Campus
PH: 215-579-7335
Silver Lake Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Mansfield University
PH: 570-662-4520
Nursing Program at Robert Packer Hospital
212C Elliott Hall
7 Straughn Drive
Mansfield, PA 16933

Marywood University
PH: 570-348-6275
Department of Nursing
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Messiah College
Department of Nursing
One College Avenue
P.O. Box 3031
Grantham, PA 17027

Misericordia University
PH: 570-674-6474
Department of Nursing
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612

Moravian College
PH: 610-861-1607
St. Luke’s Hospital Commemorative School of Nursing
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Neumann College
PH: 800-9-Neumann, Ext. 5561
Division of Nursing & Health Sciences
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298

Pennsylvania College of Technology
PH: 570-327-4525
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799

Pennsylvania State University
PH: 814-863-0245
School of Nursing
College of Health & Human Development
201 Health & Human Development

University Park, PA 16802

Pennsylvania State University
University Park Campus
PH: 814-863-0245
201 Health & Human Development East
University Park, PA 16802

Pennsylvania State University
Hershey Campus
PH: 717-531-8767
1300 ASB/A110
600 Centerview Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Pennsylvania State University
Altoona Campus
PH: 814-949-5217
3000 Ivyside Park
107 Sheetz Health Center
Altoona, PA 16601

Robert Morris University
PH: 412-299-2426
School of Nursing & Allied Health
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

Temple University
PH: 215-707-7263
Department of Nursing
3307 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140

Thomas Jefferson University
PH: 215-503-5090
Jefferson School of Nursing
130 South 9th Street -12th Floor, Edison Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5233

University of Pennsylvania
PH: 215-898-8281
School of Nursing
Nursing Education Building
420 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096

University of Pittsburgh
PH: 412-624-4586
School of Nursing
350 Victoria Bldg.
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

University of Scranton
PH: 570-941-7673
Department of Nursing
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4595

Villanova University
PH: 610-519-4900
College of Nursing
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1690

Waynesburg University
PH: 724-852-3329
51 West College Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

West Chester University
PH: 610-436-2219
Department of Nursing
Sturzebecker Health Science Center
South New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Widener University
PH: 610-499-4205
School of Nursing
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013-5792

Wilkes University
PH: 570-408- 4071
Department of Nursing
109 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

York College of Pennsylvania
PH: 717-815-1243
Department of Nursing
Country Club Road
York, PA 17405

 

(Source: Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing)

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