Department of Nursing

Nursing White Coat Ceremony

Department of Nursing


Breiner Professorship

A gift of $1.9 million from Edward '77 and Julianne (Miller) Breiner '77 establishes Bloomsburg University’s first endowed professorship in support of an exceptional teacher, mentor and leader.

Department of Nursing

Chairperson
    Michelle Ficca, Ph.D., R.N.
Department Secretary
    Mary Amick | 570-389-4423
    Deby Krum | 570-389-4423

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

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.

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 Dec. 1 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.) | BSN Handbook
  • Nursing (M.S.N.) | MSN Handbook
  • 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, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. 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, 2016 and are available through the admissions office. Candidates should also attend an interest session, which can be scheduled by calling the nursing department.

Geisinger partners with BU's nursing program

Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) has announced it's expanded partnership with Bloomsburg University to provide bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in nursing. The program is designed to increase the number of local nurses who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) to meet the health care needs of patients.

This partnership will allow for an increased enrollment in BU’s existing BSN program, with courses offered on the GMC campus beginning in the fall 2013, and offer opportunities for further collaboration through research and practice.

The MSN nurse anesthesia option is a collaboration between BU and GMC and the expansion of other MSN options, such as the nurse practitioner program, will meet the increasing demand for primary care providers. The expanded partnership between GMC and Bloomsburg University reflects the findings of an Institute of Medicine report on the future of nursing.