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Pennsylvania RN Programs

Despite the decline of the job market, some industries are still thriving. Specifically, registered nursing is still in high demand because people are always in need of medical care.

Pennsylvania RN programs vary in length from 2 to 4 years, so one can begin a nursing career after a fairly short amount of time. For someone who is interested in pursuing such a career, Pennsylvania RN programs are a great opportunity.

Becoming an RN in Pennsylvania

In PA, one can become an RN either by examination or by endorsement. In order to become licensed by examination, one must have have completed a Board-approved education program for registered nursing. Then, he or she must submit the Pennsylvania Exam/TPP application to the Board of Nursing and then register and take the NCLEX.

In order to become licensed by endorsement, one must be licensed in another state or jurisdiction by an education program and exam equivalent to the one used by PA. If the applicant has allowed his or her license to lapse for 5 years or more, he or she must fulfill continuing competency requirements before becoming licensed in Pennsylvania.

Foreign applicants can also apply for licensure by endorsement as long as they have completed the NCLEX in other state or jurisdiction. In addition, the individual's education must be deemed equivalent by the Board based on the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) evaluation.

Renewing an RN License

The renewal period for RNs in Pennsylvania is 2 years. RNs are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education in each renewal period.

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The Best RN Schools in Pennsylvania

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Pennsylvania residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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Facts About Pennsylvania RN Programs

9712 nursing students recently graduated from Pennsylvania nursing schools.

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

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

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Schools with RN Programs Accepting Students in Pennsylvania

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Other Schools with RN 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
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020
St Luke's Hospital
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
Harcum College
750 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Butler County Community College
107 College Drive
Butler, PA 16002
DeSales University
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034
Widener University
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
Lock Haven University
401 N. Fairview St.
Clearfield, PA 17745
Brandywine Hospital
201 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Mt Aloysius College
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA 16630
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
Gwynedd-Mercy College
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Harrisburg Area Community College
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences
410 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing
400 Highland Avenue
Lewistown, PA 17044
St. Francis University
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto, PA 15940
Mansfield University
71 South Academy Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
Ohio Valley General Hospital
25 Heckel Road
Mckees Rocks, PA 15136
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
800 Manchester Ave
Media, PA 19063
Community College of Beaver County
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Community College of Allegheny County
595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Robert Morris University
6001 University Blvd.
Moon Township, PA 15108
Luzerne County Community College
1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Jameson Memorial Hospital
1211 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA 16105
Citizens School of Nursing
651 4th Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Mercyhurst College
16 W. Division Street
North East, PA 16428
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
W First St.
Oil City, PA 16301
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Frankford Hospital
9432 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Holy Family University
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Methodist Hospital
2301 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Northeastern Hospital
2301 E. Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Roxborough Memorial Hospital
5800 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
St Josephs Hospital School of Nursing
801 West Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Temple University
1801 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tuh Episcopal School of Nursing
100 East Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
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
Laroche College
9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Mercy Hospital
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
St. Margaret Memorial Hospital
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
University of Pittsburgh
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
UPMC Shadyside Hospital
5230 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Pottsville Hospital
700 East Norwegian Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Reading Area Community College
10 South Second Street
Reading, PA 10 South Second
Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Dr.
Schnecksville, PA 18078
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
University of Scranton
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Scranton, PA 18510
Sewickley Valley Hospital
720 Blackburn Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
Sharon Regional Health System
740 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146
Eastern University
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
University of Pittsburgh
504 East Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354
Pennsylvania State University
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
The Washington Hospital
155 Wilson Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
West Chester University Pennsylvania
700 South High St.
West Chester, PA 19383
Reading Hospital
Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street
West Reading, PA 19611
Wilkes University
84 West South Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18766
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
Abington Memorial Hospital
2701 Blair Mill Rd.
Willow Grove, PA 19090
York College of Pennsylvania
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403
Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697

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