Nursing students

Nursing Program at LVC

With a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from Lebanon Valley College, you’ll be prepared to lead the way in providing patients with high-quality, compassionate care. 

Learn How to Think Like a Nurse

LVC’s BSN program aligns with the way nurses think, bringing together studies in the humanities and social sciences with in-depth work in the natural sciences. In your first two years, you’ll develop the core skills of clinical judgment, written communication, intercultural competence, quantitative reasoning, applied knowledge, and complex problem solving.

In your third and fourth years, you’ll dive into nursing-specific courses that focus on theory, technology, and research. 

  • Learn how to make ethical, evidence-based clinical judgments as part of a multidisciplinary care team.
  • Learn a focused clinical judgment process applied throughout the nursing course to make sound clinical decisions for the end goal of improving patient outcomes.
  • Become skilled in discerning the unique and nuanced needs of patients and their families.
  • Gain leadership insights as you get ready to advocate for equality, truth, justice, and dignity. 

At LVC, you’ll have the advantage of forming close bonds with your classmates, faculty, and staff who will support you every step of the way—academically, personally, and emotionally.

An Emphasis on Hands-on Learning

LVC’s clinical partners include Cornwall Manor, Lebanon Valley Brethren Home (Londonderry), Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. Through clinical placements and in simulation and skills laboratories in LVC’s planned new academic facility, you’ll build your confidence and your résumé.

Apply for undergraduate admission for the BSN this summer using the LVC Application or Common Application.

Did you know LVC used to offer a nursing program and that alumni in other majors became nurses?

Meet our alumni nurses.

The Pennsylvania Board of Nursing approved LVC’s bachelor of science in nursing proposal on April 28, 2021, and placed the nursing education program on “initial approval.” LVC will pursue program accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and soon launch a search for the program chair, director of simulation/skills lab, director of clinical education, and faculty.



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of employers expressed a strong preference for BSN graduates, according to a 2018 American Association of Colleges of Nursing report.


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