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400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 E Second St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Carlow University

3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104

DeSales University

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034

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3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

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200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

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1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids, PA 19087

(610) 341-5800

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Edinboro, PA 16444

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109 W Sixth St
Erie, PA 16541

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9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

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Indiana, PA 15705

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1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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Mansfield, PA 16933

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Immaculata, PA 19345

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2300 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18509

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One College Ave
Grantham, PA 17027

(717) 766-2511

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301 Lake St
Dallas, PA 18612

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One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014

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One College Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701

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6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108

(800) 762-0097

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117 Evergreen Dr
Loretto, PA 15940

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1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510

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800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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51 W College St
Waynesburg, PA 15370

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University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

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One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

(570) 408-5000

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441 Country Club Rd
York, PA 17403

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450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904

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Nursing schools in the State of Pennsylvania are some of the renown schools in terms of U.S. nursing education; however, these days, Pennsylvania nursing schools are looking at a future of severe shortage in nursing faculty. This, somehow, affects the number of applicants that get accepted in PA nursing programs. 

Graduates of the BSN degree in Pennsylvania colleges and universities obtain the necessary skills to survive in the healthcare industry. In fact, more and more students are opting to become registered nurses, than ever before. A lot of Pennsylvania hospitals are now seeking RNs that hold the Baccalaureate degree to meet their improved standards in healthcare. An RN, therefore, that has a BSN or a higher degree has the potential to earn more money than her diploma or certificate holder counterparts. 

Salary and Job Outlook for PA Registered Nurses 

The Health Resources and Services Administration stated that PA healthcare providers are now experiencing a 9% vacancy rate. By the year 2020, HRSA might rise to a vacancy rate of 30% or more. This is now the best time to become a registered nurse with over 40,000 vacancies to fill in in the next decade or so. 

To become a competent PA registered nurse, here are some nursing schools that you might want to consider – 

Villanova University 

Located in Reading, PA, this school offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs in nursing which are all accredited by the CCNE or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. These programs are also approved by the State Board of Nursing. 

If you want to become an excellent nurse that has been trained with ethics and skills, then you can take part in the challenging BSN program of VU. As an applicant, you need to take the designated courses in sciences and humanities as well as math and English. 

VU combines outstanding education in liberal arts and sciences so that the student gets a holistic approach in studying nursing. The BSN program also lays out a seamless transition into the university’s graduate programs. You can also participate in their Honors Program which is given to the best of the best nursing students. 

It is essential to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. If you even wish to study abroad, the university can allow sophomores to study at the University of Manchester in England. Summer programs abroad are also available. 

Bloomsburg University 

The university’s BSN program is awarded to applicants that have fulfilled the requirements for this degree. Recipients become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN which is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. 

To be admitted, you must achieve the following – 

  • At least 18 academic units from your secondary school
  • The units must include a minimum of 4 English units, 2 Math units (one should be Algebra), and 2 science units with equivalent or related lab experience
  • A GPA of B or higher when you were in high school
  • A score of 1100 in SATs preferably 500 for each section
  • A member of the upper 25% in high school ranking 

Advanced Placement is also available to the best candidates.