We prepare students to become skilled, compassionate RoyalRNs – bedside clinicians, advocates, scholars and leaders – in a university community centered around Catholic and Jesuit values.
With a strong base in the liberal arts, we offer a holistic and global perspective on family- and patient-centered nursing care.
Why is Nursing in demand?
- Research shows that health professions and related clinical sciences are in the top five college majors most in demand today (CareerBuilder.com).
- BSN-prepared nurses are highly sought after. Hospitals across the country are now requiring at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
- U.S. News & World Report lists nursing as one of the top-ranking jobs in healthcare.
For the Class of 2016, Scranton nursing students reported an average salary of $65,000.
The projected growth of jobs for nurses is higher than that for most other professions. (Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Is it for me?
- Willing to work hard and stretch beyond your comfort zone?
- Compassionate and accepting of others?
- Organized and able to focus? Accountable?
- Able to work in a fast paced environment?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Nursing
The program offers so many opportunities and support for the students. I wouldn't trade my experience for anything.
Class of 2016
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Where will nursing take me?
Students enter the workplace armed with practical skills and experience. There is a wide variety of settings in which nursing skills are needed. Graduates may work in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities or nursing homes. They may work as school nurses or in other locations where people will potentially need care. They may work in private or group practices. Nurses are health advocates, researchers and educators. Opportunities to earn advanced credentials or graduate degrees are growing.
Top Graduate Schools
Some of the graduate schools that have admitted recent nursing graduates:
- The University of Scranton
- Villanova University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Columbia University
Royal RN’s are sought after for jobs at some of the most prestigious hospitals and in private practices, hospices, nursing homes and community health centers, among other careers. Here is a list of just some of the top employers:
Community Health Systems:
- Regional Hospital
- Moses Taylor Hospital
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Geisinger Medical Center
- Hershey Medical Center
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Lehigh Valley Health Network
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- University of Maryland Medical Center
- Hahnemann University Hospital
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
Because of the extensive hands-on training, the transition to full-time employment as a nurse is seamless for most graduates. Through learning and practice experiences off-campus, students have developed professional contacts and have a clearer sense of where their interests and talents lie. The high volume of education and quality of experiences give our nursing students an edge in the job market.
Faculty get to know and work with students personally. They serve as mentors and celebrate their graduates’ success.
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For More Information
Office of Admissions
Scranton, PA 18510
Tel: 1-888-SCRANTON or (570) 941-7540
Dona Carpenter, Ed.D.
Chairperson, Department of Nursing
Catherine Lovecchio, Ph.D. RN
Undergraduate Program Director