Bachelor of Science in Nursing



Alvernia University is one of the leading colleges in Pennsylvania for nursing.

Overview

The Alvernia Pre-license Baccalaureate Nursing Program offers students the opportunity to learn in a caring academic environment, which promotes development of knowledge, professionalism, collaboration and moral integrity. In the complex world of modern health care, nurses are in high demand. Alvernia graduates stand out because of their solid grounding in liberal arts education, ethics and service orientation. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Faculty are especially dedicated to excellence in teaching and individual mentorship of students. Nursing students are guided in a positive learning community designed to develop their skills as beginning professionals, care providers, and leaders.

Graduates of this program are prepared to deliver health care to persons of all ages, families and community groups with sensitivity to cultural and environmental factors. 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has full approval by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for RN Licensure by taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).  Read about federal nursing grants that the program has been awarded.


What Makes Bachelor of Nursing at Alvernia University Special?

  • Work with faculty who are expert in their specialty areas
  • Practice skills with state-of-the-art equipment in our nursing skills laboratory
  • Flexible scheduling of skills practice with supportive and knowledgeable lab staff
  • Develop nursing expertise in a variety of diverse clinical practice settings
  • Participate in campus and community service programs and service-learning courses
  • Participate in the Student Nurses Association
  • Learn about political activism and patient advocacy in nursing
  • Experience small clinical and lab sections
  • Friendly and accessible faculty and staff

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Contact Information

 

Mary Ellen Symanski, Ph.D., RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Department Chair

 

Priscilla Price
Nursing Department Secretary

     Nursing Resource Center
     Alvernia University
     Reading, PA
     Phone: 610.796.8217
     Fax: 610.796.8464
     priscilla.price@alvernia.edu

 

Alvernia main campus location in Reading, Pennsylvania

Since our campus is conveniently located, nursing students come to Alvernia from all across Pennsylvania, plus New Jersey, New York, Maryland and many other regions in the tri-state area and across the country.

Bachelors in Nursing accredited by CCNE

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Alvernia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.



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