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Few careers allow professionals to change lives quite as much as nursing does. As a nurse, you can comfort nervous patients, help heal sick patients, inform and educate families, and uphold high care standards throughout the state of Pennsylvania. If you feel called to the field of health care, you may want to become an LPN or an RN in Pennsylvania.

Contact the nursing schools in Pennsylvania listed below to find out more about nursing programs in your area.

As a profession, the field of nursing is quite promising. A recent survey in Pennsylvania indicated that 88% of Pennsylvania nurses are satisfied with their jobs. This is an extremely high satisfaction rate, and who doesn't want to feel excited to go to work every day?

Nurses are also well-known for their advocacy for their patients. Local nurses rallied in Pennsylvania to boost health care funding for elderly and ailing patients. This could allow more people to benefit from state-funded care.

As a nursing student, you may also get the chance to learn about the social issues that affect patients. Nursing students in this state learn about poverty, its effect on health, and how it may affect patients' health patterns. With this information, you can become a more culturally competent care provider.

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Nursing Education in Pennsylvania

You can plan on building a wide, diverse, and useful base of skills as a nursing student, whether you want to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN).

Pennsylvania nursing schools may prepare you to take on a number of job duties. Commonly, learning goals in Pennsylvania address the changing face of health care in the state and in the country, knowing how to change health care practices for people of different needs, being able to work autonomously and as part of a team, and integrating nursing research into your practice.

In your curriculum, you should find courses that focus on many different areas of nursing. Some of the classes you may be required to take include Professional Nursing Skills, Laws and Ethics in Nursing, Nursing Care of Adults, Emergency and Acute Care, Pharmacology, and Pathophysiology.

As a nursing student in Pennsylvania, you may find that there are many organizations and associations that fund scholarships for nursing students. The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania is one of the largest organizations in the state. You may also consider applying for the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. A variety of scholarships are provided by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.

Outlook for Nursing in Pennsylvania

Overall, Pennsylvania has a great job outlook for nurses. By 2022, O*Net anticipates a 20% increase in licensed practical nursing jobs. In this same time frame, job openings for RNs may jump by 18% (O*Net, 2012).

Your salary may depend on what setting you work in and what special training you have. The average salary for a Pennsylvania LPN is $44,570 per year (BLS, 2015). Registered nurses in this state earn an average of $67,550 per year (BLS, 2015).

You must have a valid nursing license through the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing before you begin your career as an LPN or RN. You can take the appropriate NCLEX exam for your nursing level and then apply for a license through the Board. You must also pass a thorough background check before you are allowed around patients.

Get involved in the field of health care now. Nursing could provide you with the fulfilling career you've always wanted. Learn more about local opportunities now by contacting nursing programs in Pennsylvania listed below.

Nursing Degree Programs in Pennsylvania


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MSN Programs from Pennsylvania Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited MSN programs with campus locations in Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania

Alvernia University (Reading, PA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA)
Program Name: Adult & Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health & Illness, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Health, MSN/MBA - Nursing Administration, Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Clarion University (Edinboro, PA / Oil City, PA / Slippery Rock, PA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)
Program Name: Adult Advanced Practice Nurse/CNS, Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN/MBA (Nurse Executive), Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader in Adult Health, Clinical Trials Research (online), Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health NP (online), Women’s Health NP (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner (online), Forensic Nursing (online), Nursing Administration (online), Nursing Education (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Eastern Mennonite University (Lancaster, PA)
Program Name: MSN - Nursing Leadership and Management (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Excela Health (Latrobe, PA)
Program Name: MS in Health Sciences
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
Gannon University (Erie, PA)
Program Name: Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Medical-Surgical CNS, Nursing Administration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Gwynedd-Mercy College (Fort Washington, PA / Gwynedd Valley, PA)
Program Name: Certified Nurse Educator, CNS in Gerontology, CNS in Oncology, CNS in Pediatrics, NP in Adult Health, NP in Pediatric Health
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Holy Family University (Bensalem, PA / Newtown, PA / Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: Community Health Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Community Health CNS, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Immaculata University (Immaculata, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Administration Track, Nursing Education Track, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA)
Program Name: Nurse Administration, Nurse Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Health Science (Nurse Anesthesia), Nursing Administration (online), Nursing Education (online)
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited, ACEN accredited
La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: Adult Health and Illness CNS, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Anesthetist, Nursing Administration / MBA, Primary Care of Adults - NP, Primary Care of Families - NP, Public Health Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
Program Name: Leadership / Administrator (online), Nurse Educator (online)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Marywood University (Scranton, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Administration
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Millersville University (Millersville, PA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Program Name: Adult Health CNS, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Nazareth Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: MS in Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
Neumann University (Aston, PA)
Program Name: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
Program Name: Adult Health CNS, Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Clinical Trials Research CNS, Community Health CNS, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Gerontology CNS, Nursing Administration CNS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Philadelphia University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: MS - Disaster Medicine and Management (online), MS - Midwifery (online)
Accreditation: ACNM accredited
Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Education (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Scranton (Scranton, PA)
Program Name: Adult Health Nursing - Case Management, Adult Health Nursing - Forensic Nursing, Adult Health Nursing - Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Thomas Jefferson University (Danville, PA / Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: Acute Care (NP and/or CNS), Adult Health (NP and/or CNS), Community Systems Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP), Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA), Nursing Informatics (NI), Oncology APN (NP), Pediatric (NP and/or CNS), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Home Care Option, Adult Nurse Practitioner: Advanced Practice Oncology Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist Option, Family Health Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Health Leadership Masters Program, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse-Midwifery, Nursing and Health Care Administration, Pediatric Acute/Chronic Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Program, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Medical-Surgical, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Psychiatric Mental Health, Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader (online), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Administration - Nursing Leadership, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Research, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Johnstown, PA)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Waynesburg University (Waynesburg, PA)
Program Name: MSN/MBA, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)
Program Name: Community Health Nursing (CNS)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wilkes University (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
Program Name: Gerontological Nursing (CNS)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
York College of Pennsylvania (York, PA)
Program Name: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited

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