Pennsylvania RN Programs

Complete list of state approved pre-licensure registered nurse education programs

Earn your ADN degree or BSN degree at a Pennsylvania college

How to Become a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania

Registered Nurses are usually college graduates with either an associates or bachelors degree in nursing, and have passed a national licensing exam. In the state of Pennsylvania, there are four ways a student can earn a nursing degree. They can earn a degree with an RN-BSN program, a general bachelor’s degree, a 2nd degree program, or an associate degree.


Nurses with a bachelors degree have more variety in their employment options compared to nurses with an associate degree. They are qualified to work in trauma centers, home health agencies, schools, and the military. A bachelor’s degree program educates students in a wider range of nursing courses and explores topics in greater depth. Students in a bachelors degree program are taught to apply nursing processes in a variety of health care settings, collaborate with other medical professionals to facilitate the outcome for a nursing facility and apply research methods in a clinical practice.

The first two years of the bachelors degree program will focus on developing the scientific foundation needed for understand nursing concepts. These foundation courses are required for all students in a bachelor degree nursing program. The required courses are physiology, psychology, human development, microbiology, biostatistics, health and sociology.

The remaining two years of the program are devoted to nursing skills the student needs to fulfill their degree requirements. The student will take courses in pharmacology, applied nursing research and clinical field experience.

Another option for students is the RN to BSN program. It is designed for licensed registered nurses with an associates degree who wish to further their careers. The program focuses on refining the nurse’s clinical assessment skills and total body assessment techniques. For a student to qualify for the RN to BSN program in Pennsylvania, they must meet the basic admission requirements set by the academic institution. To gain admission, the prospective student should provide…

- evidence of a license to practice professional nursing in Pennsylvania
- proof of graduating from a state approved nursing program with an ADN

With an associate degree program, the student is trained for nursing in two years. It combines science, liberal arts, and focused nursing courses. Graduates of a two year program are qualified to perform the following tasks…

- evaluate the wellness/illness status of patients in relationship to their lifespan
- appraise environmental factors which influence health of a client

In Pennsylvania, students with an existing bachelors degree can earn a BSN with an accelerated 2nd degree program. It will take the student three semesters to complete with a requirement of 60 credits in nursing.

Upon completion of all Pennsylvania RN programs, students are required to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination conducted by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.



ADN Degree RN Programs in Pennsylvania

Allegany College of Maryland

12401 Willowbrook Road SE
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301-784-5568

Allegany College of Maryland – Bedford County Campus

195 Pennknoll Road
Everett, PA 15537
Phone: 301-784-5568

Allegany College of Maryland – Somerset County Campus

6022 Glades Pike, Suite 100
Somerset, PA 15501
Phone: 301-784-5568

Bucks County Community College

275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Phone: 215-968-8327

Butler County Community College

College Drive, Oak Hills
P.O. Box 1203
Butler, PA 16003
Phone: 724-287-8711, x8364

Clarion University of Pennsylvania – Venango Campus

1801 West First Street
Oil City, PA 16301
Phone: 814-676-6591

Community College of Allegheny County – North Campus

8701 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 724-325-6694

Community College of Allegheny County – Allegheny Campus

808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412-237-2680

Community College of Allegheny County – Boyce Campus

595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 724-325-6694

California University of PA Campus

250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419
Phone: 724-938-1622

Community College of Allegheny County – South Campus

1750 Clairton Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Phone: 412-469-6365

Community College of Beaver County

1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Phone: 724-775-8561, x199

Community College of Philadelphia

1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-751-8853

Delaware County Community College

901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-359-5285

Gwynedd-Mercy College

1325 Sumneytown Pike P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Phone: 215-646-7300, x116

Harcum College

750 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-6050

Harrisburg Area Community College

One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-780-2318

Harrisburg Area Community College – Gettysburg Campus

731 Old Harrisburg Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-337-3855, x3046

Harrisburg Area Community College – Lancaster Campus

1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: 717-358-2917

Harrisburg Area Community College – Lebanon Campus

735 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Phone: 717-270-6300

Harrisburg Area Community College – York Center

2010 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA 17404
Phone: 717-293-5000

Jefferson School of Nursing Thomas Jefferson University

130 South 9th Street
11th Floor, Edison Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-503-5090

Jefferson School of Nursing – Geisinger Medical Center Campus

100 North Academy Drive
Danville, PA 17822
Phone: 215-503-5090

Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences

410 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: 717-544-4912

LaRoche College

9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412-536-1170

Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078
Phone: 610-799-1525

Lehigh Carbon Community College – The Morgan Center

234 High Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Phone: 610-668-6880

Lock Haven University – Clearfield Campus

201 University Drive
Clearfield, PA 16830
Phone: 814-768-3450

Lock Haven University – DuBois Regional Medical Center

100 Hospital Drive
DuBois, PA 15801
Phone: 814-375-3227

Luzerne County Community College

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Phone: 570-740-0463

Luzerne County Community College – Elk Lake School District

100 Schoolhouse Road
Dimock, PA 18816
Phone: 570-278-9229

Luzerne County Community College – Kulpmont Campus

1100 Spruce Street, Suite 200
Kulpmont, PA 17834
Phone: 570-373-5673

Luzerne County Community College – Wayne Memorial Hospital

601 Park Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: 570-251-6592

Mercyhurst College – North East

16 West Division Street
North East, PA 16428
Phone: 814-725-6139

Montgomery County Community College

340 DeKalb Pike
P.O. Box 400
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone: 215-641-6470

Mount Aloysius College

7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA 16630
Phone: 814-886-6393

Northampton Community College

3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Phone: 610-861-5376

Pennsylvania College of Technology

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570-327-4525

Pennsylvania State University

School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Development
201 Health & Human Development East
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0245
***BSN Program Also Available***

Pennsylvania State University – Altoona Campus

3000 Ivyside Park
107 Sheetz Health Center
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: 814-949-5217
***BSN Program Also Available***

Pennsylvania State University – The Behrend College

5091 Station Road
Erie, PA 16563
Phone: 814-898-6103

Pennsylvania State University – Fayette Campus

P.O. Box 519
1 University Drive
Route 119 North
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: 724-430-4221

Pennsylvania State University – Hershey Campus

1300 ASB/A110
600 Centerview Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717-531-8767
***BSN Program Also Available***

Pennsylvania State University – Mont Alto Campus

104 Science Tech Building
1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237
Phone: 717-749-6137

Pennsylvania State University – Worthington Scranton Campus

120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512
Phone: 570-963-2645

Reading Area Community College

10 South Second Street
P.O. Box 1706
Reading, PA 19603
Phone: 610-607- 6226

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-7640

University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

504 East Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354
Phone: 814-827-4511

Westmoreland County Community College

400 Armbrust Road
Youngwood, PA 15697
Phone: 724-925-4028

Greene County Education Center

300 North Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-627-3464

Indiana County Community College Center of WCCC

45 Airport Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-357-1404

RN Diploma Programs in Pennsylvania

Abington Memorial Hospital

2500 Maryland Road, Suite 200
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-481-5500

Aria Health School of Nursing

4918 Penn Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone: 215-831-6740, x100

Citizens School of Nursing

651 Fourth Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068
Phone: 724-337-5090

Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital

1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: 814-534-9479

Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing

420 Rouser Road, Suite 101
Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone: 412-741-7300

Jameson Memorial Hospital

1211 Wilmington Avenue
New Castle, PA 16105
Phone: 724-656-4052

Lewistown Hospital

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

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing

1401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-7950

Northeastern Hospital

2301 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215-291-3145

Ohio Valley General Hospital

25 Heckel Road
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Phone: 412-777-6204

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

PO Box 16052
Reading, PA 19612
Phone: 610-988-8396

Roxborough Memorial Hospital

5800 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone: 215-487-4344

Schuylkill Health School of Nursing

420 South Jackson Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: 570-621-5035

Sharon Regional Health System

740 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146
Phone: 724-983-3865

St. Luke’s Hospital

801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-954-3400

St. Margaret Memorial Hospital

Seventh Street Commons
221 Seventh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: 412-784-4980

St. Margaret Memorial Hospital – McKeesport Hospital Campus

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

St. Joseph’s Hospital

Girard Medical Center
8th & Girard Avenue.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-787-2323

UPMC Shadyside Hospital

5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-623-2950

Washington Hospital

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

West Penn Hospital

4900 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: 412-578-5531



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Accredited Pennsylvania RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of Pennsylvania. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing and approved by the state of Pennsylvania, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.

BSN Degree RN Programs in Pennsylvania

Alvernia University

400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
610-796-8217

Bloomsburg University

3109 McCormick Center for Human Services
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4423

Carlow University

3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-578-6115

Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
610-606-4606

De Sales University

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
610-282-1100, x1394

Drexel University

245 North 15th Street MS 501
Bellet Building, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-762-8347

Duquesne University

Fisher Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
412-396-6553

Eastern University

1300 Eagle Road St.
Davids, PA 19087
610-341-5896

East Stroudsburg University

200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
570-422-3474

Edinboro University

Centennial Hall
295 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444
814-732-2900

Gannon University

109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541
814-871-5520

Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
215-637-7700, x3292

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

210 Johnson Hall
1010 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15705
724-357-2557

Immaculata University

1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345
610-647-4400, x3475

Jefferson School of Nursing Thomas Jefferson University

130 South 9th Street
12th Floor, Edison Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-503-5090

LaSalle University

1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215-951-1430

LaSalle University – Newtown Campus

Silver Lake Road
Newtown, PA 18940
215-579-7335

Mansfield University

Robert Packer Hospital
212C Elliott Hall
7 Straughn Drive
Mansfield, PA 16933
570-662-4520

Marywood University

2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
570-348-6275

Messiah College

One College Avenue
P.O. Box 3031
Grantham, PA 17027
717-691-6029

Misericordia University

301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612
570-674-6474

Moravian College

1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-861-1607

Neumann University

One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014
800-9-Neumann, x5561

Pennsylvania College of Technology

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-327-4525

Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing

201 Health & Human Development East
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0245

Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg Campus

777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
717-948-6513

Robert Morris University

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108
412-299-2426

St. Francis University of Pennsylvania

117 Evergreen Drive
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940
814-472-3027

Temple University

3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
215-707-7263

University of Pennsylvania

Nursing Education Building
420 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-8281

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

350 Victoria Bldg.
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-624-4586

University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown Campus

141 Blackington Hall
Johnstown, PA 15904
814-269-2947

University of Scranton

800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
570-941-7673

Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
610-519-4900

Waynesburg University

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

West Chester University

Sturzebecker Health Science Center
South New Street
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2219

Widener University

One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
610-499-4205

Wilkes University

109 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
570-408- 4071

York College of Pennsylvania

Country Club Road
York, PA 17405
717-815-1243


Resources for Pennsylvania Nurses and Nursing Students in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Board of Nursing
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
Nursing Jobs in Pennsylvania
Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Nursing Scholarships
Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing School Association
2010-2011 Registered Nurses Occupational Outlook

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