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A BSN tells employers you’re prepared to provide great care in the most complex situations. In your first two years, you’ll develop core skills like clinical judgment, written communication, intercultural competence, quantitative reasoning, applied knowledge, and problem-solving. In your third and fourth years, you’ll dive into nursing-specific courses that focus on theory, technology, and research. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Nate Ebeling and Angeles Magana-Espinoza sit in library classroom

Rigorous, Hands-On Learning

From Classroom to Clinic

Solve real-world problems and build relationships with co-workers and employers in clinical settings. You’ll have the opportunity to work at partners including Cornwall Manor, Lebanon Valley Brethren Home (Londonderry), Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital.

High-tech Labs

Our brand-new nursing building is under construction. Come see for yourself on a campus visit! You’ll learn in our high-tech simulation and skills laboratories that contain briefing rooms, manikin simulators, and related hardware, software, and camera equipment.

Rekindling a Tradition

Employers love to hire LVC-educated health professionals, including physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, physicians, and athletic trainers.

Employers expressing a “strong preference” for BSN graduates
Median salary, registered nurses, 2021
Projected growth for nurses, 2020–30

In Their Words

I look forward to creating a suite of nursing programs, including accelerated options, so we can graduate nurses at all levels to help meet the region’s and country’s nursing shortage, and to make an impact throughout their communities.
Dr. Colleen Marshall, founding chair and associate professor of nursing
The most rewarding part of being a nurse is seeing patients leave the ICU. When parents trust you enough to leave their child in your care, or when they share moments of their child’s life with you, it is a feeling like no other.
Christina Mentzer ’18, Nurse, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

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