BSN Programs in Pennsylvania

Alvernia University
Reading, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 91.9%
Total test writers: 62 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #13
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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 97.1%
Total test writers: 102 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #4
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Carlow University
Pittsburgh, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 43 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #5
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Cedar Crest College
Allentown, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.6%
Total test writers: 74 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #8
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.9%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #22
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DeSales University
Center Valley, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96.4%
Total test writers: 110 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #20
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Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.3%
Total test writers: 296 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #8
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Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93%
Total test writers: 271 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #17
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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 90.9%
Total test writers: 33 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #24
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Eastern University
Saint Davids, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.1%
Total test writers: 29 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #10
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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.7%
Total test writers: 57 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #19
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Gannon University
Erie, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 39 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #11
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Gwynedd Mercy University
Gwynedd Valley, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 61%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #61
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Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 92.9%
Total test writers: 140 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #47
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Indiana, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 92.6%
Total test writers: 162 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #16
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La Roche College
Pittsburgh, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 55.6%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #58
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La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.3%
Total test writers: 105 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #36
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Lincoln University
Lincoln University, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 57.1%
Total test writers: 14 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #63
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Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 83%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #32
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Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96.2%
Total test writers: 26 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #7
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Marywood University
Scranton, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96.2%
Total test writers: 26 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #35
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Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.4%
Total test writers: 36 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #7
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Misericordia University
Dallas, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 92.5%
Total test writers: 53 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #14
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Moravian College
Bethlehem, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 70 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #23
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Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 90.7%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #29
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Neumann University
Aston, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 88.3%
Total test writers: 94 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #28
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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Lancaster, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 95.2%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #33
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Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.8%
Total test writers: 95 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #18
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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 98.9%
Total test writers: 182 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #9
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Robert Morris University
Moon Township, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96.1%
Total test writers: 76 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #15
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Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 15 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #1
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Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96.8%
Total test writers: 63 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #12
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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 91.5%
Total test writers: 199 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #21
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University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Bradford, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 75.9%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #51
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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 91.5%
Total test writers: 188 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #26
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University of Scranton
Scranton, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 95.8%
Total test writers: 71 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #10
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Villanova University
Villanova, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.1%
Total test writers: 186 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #22
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Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 88.2%
Total test writers: 272 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #37
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Waynesburg University
Waynesburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96.2%
Total test writers: 52 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #3
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West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 87.5%
Total test writers: 80 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #31
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Widener University
Chester, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 86.3%
Total test writers: 146 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #41
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Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 91.7%
Total test writers: 96 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #34
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York College Pennsylvania
York, PA

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 92.2%
Total test writers: 90 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #40
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Closed BSN Programs

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Program closed in 2013

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.