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Top nursing schools in Pennsylvania?

Hey everybody! As a junior, I'm starting to think about college and I really want to pursue nursing. I would like to stay close to home (PA). Does anyone know the top-rated nursing schools in Pennsylvania? Thanks in advance!

18 days ago

Hi! I'm glad to hear you're considering nursing as your future career! Pennsylvania offers several excellent nursing programs to choose from. Some of the top-rated nursing schools in the state are:

1. University of Pennsylvania (Penn Nursing) - This prestigious Ivy League university has a well-established and renowned nursing program. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with various specialty pathways, dual degree options, and minors.

2. Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson College of Nursing) - Jefferson College of Nursing offers a BSN program with an excellent reputation, state-of-the-art simulation facilities, and exceptional clinical opportunities in a variety of settings.

3. University of Pittsburgh (Pitt Nursing) - Well-respected for its nursing programs, the University of Pittsburgh offers a traditional BSN program that allows students to learn at acclaimed University-affiliated hospitals, such as UPMC, and has numerous study abroad options for nurses.

4. Villanova University (M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing) - Villanova's nursing program is highly regarded, and the curriculum combines a strong liberal arts foundation with clinical and hands-on experiences. Students also benefit from the university's strong academic support system.

5. Drexel University (Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions) - Drexel is known for its unique cooperative education model that provides students with valuable clinical experiences during their study. The nursing program offers a BSN with a solid curriculum and a focus on experiential learning.

6. Pennsylvania State University (Penn State College of Nursing) - Penn State has a highly rated nursing program that combines academic coursework with clinical rotations. The university offers various options, including a traditional BSN and an accelerated second-degree program for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor's degree.

These are just a few examples of the many nursing programs available in Pennsylvania. Do some research to find out which program aligns best with your personal needs and preferences and has the clinical opportunities you're looking for. Good luck on your college search!

18 days ago

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