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.

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.

Nursing Programs of Study

  • Nursing (B.S.N.) — 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 students with a bachelor's in another field, have completed all prerequisite courses, and desire to be a RN. Applications for this program are due March 1. 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 RNs seeking to continue their education. This progressive curriculum provides vital knowledge and skills for multifaceted roles of a professional nurse.
  • Nursing (M.S.N.) — The challenging program vital knowledge and skills for multifaceted roles of advanced nursing practice.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) — This 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.

Department of Nursing

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

 

Department of Nursing
3109 McCormick Center
570-389-4423
Fax: 570-389-5008
 
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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 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.


CCNE Accreditation

CCNE Accreditation

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

Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency nursing programs.