Study to Become a Nurse in Pennsylvania

Choose from Dozens of Campus Degrees and Programs

Pennsylvania nursing demand is excellent and you have close to 100 campus-based accredited schools from which to choose. State lawmakers have taken proactive steps to create new vigor in nursing education, part of a plan to try and offset some of the nursing job losses expected in the next decade.

Good news is that the job market for both LPNs and RNs in Pennsylvania is strong. The nursing career offers perhaps the most stable jobs in existence and salaries that keep food on the table even during economic downturns.

Downtown Pittsburgh Skyline.

How to Search the List Below for Programs that Match your Goals

How do you look at a list of schools and decide which ones may hold the key to your career dreams?

Jobs and Salaries for RNs and LPNs in PA

Nurse jobs are plentiful in Pennsylvania. New nurses are in high demand and a lot of press is given to this issue, but professional mid-career nurses are needed to fill increasingly advanced positions — in administration, education and advanced specialty care.

Biggest employers are hospitals and there are 182 located across the state (1), from small to large. Of course the largest are located in metro areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. But there are plenty of other patient care settings that employ RNs and LPNs, including nursing homes, assisted care facilities, outpatient medical centers, home care, hospice, doctors — offices and even schools and businesses.

Panoramic View of the Philadelphia Skyline.

Average salary range for an RN in Philadelphia is between $58,000 and $70,000. (2)

For information on state licensure requirements visit the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania that Offer Some Online Degree Options

Chatham University — Pittsburgh
CCNE Accredited

Drexel University — Philadelphia
CCNE, NLNAC, COA Accredited

Duquesne University — Pittsburgh
CCNE Accredited

Temple University — Philadelphia
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

Villanova University — Villanova
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Search our big list of online nursing schools for many more distance education opportunities.

Campus-based Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania

Abington Memorial Hospital — Willow Grove
Dixon School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Alle-Kiski Medical Center — New Kensington
Citizens School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Alvernia College — Reading
CCNE Accredited

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania — Bloomsburg
CCNE Accredited

Bucks County Community College — Newtown
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Butler County Community College — Butler
Nursing and Allied Health Division
NLNAC Accredited

California University of Pennsylvania — California
CCNE Accredited

Career Technology Center — Scranton
School of Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Carlow University — Pittsburgh
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Cedar Crest College — Allentown
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology — Pleasant Gap
NLNAC Accredited

Chatham University — Pittsburgh
CCNE Accredited

Chester County Intermediate Unit — Coatesville
Center for Arts and Technology
NLNAC Accredited

Clarion County Career Center — Shippenville
Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Clarion University of Pennsylvania-Venango — Oil City
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Clarion-Edinboro-Slippery Rock Universities — Edinboro
Master of Science in Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Clearfield County Career and Technology Center — Clearfield
NLNAC Accredited

Community College of Allegheny County — Pittsburgh
Nursing Division
NLNAC Accredited

Community College of Beaver County — Monaca
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Community College of Philadelphia — Philadelphia
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Community Health Systems, Inc — Coatesville
Brandywine School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital — Johnstown
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Crawford County Area Vocational Technical School — Meadville
Practical Nursing Programs
NLNAC Accredited

Delaware County Intermediate Unit — Folcroft
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

DeSales University — Center Valley
Department of Nursing and Health
NLNAC Accredited

Drexel University — Philadelphia
CCNE, NLNAC, COA Accredited

Duquesne University — Pittsburgh
CCNE Accredited

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania — East Stroudsburg
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Eastern Center for Arts & Technology — Willow Grove
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Eastern University — St. Davids
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania — Edinboro
CCNE Accredited

Exela Health School of Anesthesia — Latrobe
COA Accredited

Fayette County Area Vocational Technical School — Uniontown
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia — Norristown
COA Accredited

Frankford Hospital — Philadephia
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Franklin County Career Technology Center — Chambersburg
NLNAC Accredited

Gannon University — Erie
Villa Maria School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Greater Johnstown Area Vocational Technical School — Johnstown
NLNAC Accredited

Greene County Area Vocational Technical School — Waynesburg
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Gwynedd-Mercy College — Gwynedd Valley
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Hanover Public School District — Hanover
NLNAC Accredited

Harcum College — Bryn Mawr
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Harrisburg Area Community College — Harrisburg
NLNAC Accredited

Hazelton Area Vocational Technical School — Hazleton
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Heritage Valley Health System — Moon Township
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Holy Family University — Philadelphia
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Immaculata University — Immaculata
CCNE Accredited

Indiana University of Pennsylvania — Indiana
CCNE Accredited

Jameson Health System — New Castle
Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Jefferson County-DuBois AVTS — Reynoldsville
NLNAC Accredited

Kutztown University — Kutztown
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

La Roche College — Pittsburgh
Division of Nursing
COA, NLNAC Accredited

Lancaster General Hospital — Lancaster
Division of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

LaSalle University — Philadelphia
CCNE Accredited

Lawrence County Vocational Technical School — New Castle
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Lehigh Carbon Community College — Schencksville
Associate and Practical Nursing Programs
NLNAC Accredited

Lenape Area Vocational and Technical School — Ford City
School of Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Lock Haven University — Clearfield
PA Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Luzerne County Community College — Nanticoke
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Mansfield University — Mansfield
NLNAC Accredited

Marywood University — Scranton
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Mercyhurst College — Northeast
Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Messiah College — Grantham
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Mifflin-Juniata Career and Technology Center — Lewiston
NLNAC Accredited

Millersville University — Millersville
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Misericordia University — Dallas
CCNE Accredited

Montgomery County Community College — Blue Bell
Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Moravian College — Bethlehem
CCNE Accredited

Mount Aloysius College — Cresson
Nursing Division
NLNAC Accredited

Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesiology — Philadelphia
COA Accredited

Neumann College — Aston
NLNAC Accredited

Northampton Community College — Bethlehem
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Northern Tier Career Center — Towanda
NLNAC Accredited

Ohio Valley General Hospital — McKees Rocks
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Pennsylvania College of Technology — Williamsport
School of Health Sciences
NLNAC Accredited

Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia — Philadelphia
COA Accredited

Pennsylvania State University- University Park
School of Nursing
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing — Pottsville
NLNAC Accredited

Reading Area Community College — Reading
Nursing Programs
NLNAC Accredited

Reading Hospital and Medical Center — Reading
School of Health Sciences
NLNAC Accredited

Robert Morris University — Moon Township
CCNE Accredited

Roxborough Memorial Hospital — Philadelphia
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Sharon Regional Health System — Sharon
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Slippery Rock University — Slippery Rock
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

St. Francis University — Loretto
CCNE Accredited

St. Luke's Hospital — Bethlehem
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Temple University — Philadelphia
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

University of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia
School of Nursing
CCNE, COA Accredited

University of Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh
CCNE, COA, NLNAC Accredited

Venango County Vocational Technical School — Oil City
NLNAC Accredited

Villanova University — Villanova
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

West Chester University of Pennsylvania — West Chester
CCNE Accredited

Widener University — Chester
CCNE Accredited

Wilkes University — Wilkes Barre
CCNE Accredited

York College of Pennsylvania — York
CCNE, COA Accredited

1 American Hospital Directory
2 Salary.com

 

 

 

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