Department of Nursing

Recognized as a leading accredited undergraduate and graduate level nursing program, Bloomsburg University prepares students for a wide range of careers in critical care, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, trauma, home care, and other clinical specialties, informatics and case management.

Additionally, it offers the increasingly valuable path toward a master of science in nursing through its related graduate study program.

BU's Department of Nursing offers many different options to pursue or advance your nursing degree including: B.S.N., R.N. to B.S.N., R.N. to M.S.N., and M.S.N. with specialties in Family or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Community Health, Nursing Administration, and Nurse Anesthesia, as well as a new D.N.P. program.

Freshman Applicants — to ensure there is an available spot and you're meeting any program-specific deadlines, as several of our majors are highly competitive. This is especially true for our CCNE-accredited nursing program, which requires applications to be received by Nov. 15 prior to next fall semester. Decisions are not made on a rolling basis for nursing, unlike the vast majority of our undergraduate programs.

Want to meet with a faculty member? Contact the department (570-389-4423) to register for an interest session to learn more about our nursing program. Tours of the Simulated Learning Lab are conducted during open houses.

Nursing Programs of Study

  • Nursing (B.S.N.) — As the realm of modern health care becomes increasingly complex, this rigorous and demanding program requires students to have exceptional leadership and time management skills, self-assurance and critical thinking.
  • Internal Transfer Students — To be considered, students must attend an interest session and complete the BU Internal Transfer Student Application. The applications are available in the department office and are due March 1, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. Please call the department to schedule your interest session.
  • Accelerated Second Degree Program — The 18 month accelerated second degree program is for those students who have a baccalaureate degree in another field, have completed all prerequisite courses, and desire to be a registered nurse. Applications for this program are due March 1 and are available through the admissions office. Candidates should also attend an interest session, which can be scheduled by calling the nursing department.
  • RN-BSN — The 100% online RN-BSN program is a perfect fit for those Registered Nurses seeking to continue their education toward the BSN. The progressive, challenging curriculum of the RN-BSN program provides vital knowledge and skills for the development of competence in the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse.
  • Nursing (M.S.N.) — The progressive, challenging curricula provide vital knowledge and skills to develop competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced nursing practice.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) — This doctorate program prepares nurse leaders to apply advanced practice skills at the highest level of clinical practice. Students will be prepared to assume a higher level of responsibility and leadership in nursing and health care, with the ultimate goal of improving the health care delivery system of the nation.

Department of Nursing

  Sheila Hartung, Ph.D., R.N.
Department Secretary
  Deby Krum | 570-389-4423


Department of Nursing
3109 McCormick Center
Fax: 570-389-5008
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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


Nursing program ranked as most affordable in PA

Nursing Degree

A nursing degree from Bloomsburg University is ranked by College Choice as the most affordable nursing degree in Pennsylvania. Schools were ranked in each state by increasing value of the sum of the published in-state tuition and mandatory fees.

The rating places BU’s nursing program above six sister institutions in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education: West Chester, second; Edinboro, third; Slippery Rock, fourth; California, fifth; Indiana, sixth; and Clarion, seventh.

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. They publish rankings and reviews that make choosing the best college easier, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.