Pennsylvania Bachelor Degree in Nursing

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Pennsylvania BSN Programs - An Important Step for Your Career

Compared to the majority of job markets in America, the medical field may provide the best opportunities available as far as employment is concerned. Becoming a nursing professional will allow you to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, health clinics, long term care facilities, hospice companies, and more. BSN programs in Pennsylvania can help you get the most out of your nursing career by allowing you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. These degrees are favored by most employers, and the Institute of Medicine has suggested that the percentage of professional nurses with a Bachelor's Degree be increased to eighty percent over the next decade.

While it is quite possible to become a nurse through a two year program, the four year BSN program provides a number of advantages over these shorter courses. In addition to teaching students all of the needed skills to excel as a nurse such as administering medicine, filling out charts, and collecting samples, BSN programs in Pennsylvania also provide knowledge that will allow students to move away from bedside care and assume a professional or administrative position not available without a Bachelor's Degree. Either through initial hiring or through later promotions, holding a BSN will help you advance your career further than would be possible otherwise.

Like doctors, nurses can specialize in certain areas of care. Nursing anesthetists, midwife specialists, clinical nursing specialists, and other positions are positions frequently earned on the foundation of a BSN. BSN programs in Pennsylvania provide students with all of the core knowledge needed to continue their education further and assume one of these highly respected, challenging positions. Even becoming a head nurse is difficult or impossible to do without holding a Bachelor's Degree. Since a BSN program will teach not only the fundamentals of nursing but also communication and leadership skills, your qualifications for more advanced jobs will be increased tremendously.

Four year BSN programs in Pennsylvania are the best way to begin a career in nursing. After graduation and completion of the nursing licensing exam, you will be qualified for numerous positions in many different medical settings. And if you hope to continue your education and become a clinical nursing specialist or even a nurse practitioner, holding a BSN is the first step towards completing these goals. Whatever you hope to achieve as a nursing professional, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will help you to reach your specific goals.


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Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
PO 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-7142
Fax: (717) 783-0822

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Other Schools with BSN Programs in Pennsylvania

Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
Neumann College
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014
Moravian College
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
DeSales University
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034
Widener University
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
260 Waterford Street
Edinboro, PA 16412
Gannon University
109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541
Messiah College
One College Avenue
Grantham, PA 17027
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
St. Francis University
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto, PA 15940
Mansfield University
71 South Academy Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
Robert Morris University
6001 University Blvd.
Moon Township, PA 15108
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Holy Family University
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Temple University
1801 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
University of Pennsylvania
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Carlow College
3333 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
University of Pittsburgh
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
University of Scranton
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Scranton, PA 18510
Eastern University
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
Pennsylvania State University
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
West Chester University Pennsylvania
700 South High St.
West Chester, PA 19383
Wilkes University
84 West South Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18766
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
York College of Pennsylvania
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403

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