LVC nursing students in simulation lab

Nursing - BSN

Few careers are as satisfying, challenging, and in-demand as nursing. Through Lebanon Valley College's bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) program, you'll get the training to think like a nurse and pursue RN licensure. That means learning to make evidence-based clinical judgments regarding patient care and advocating for the unique needs of patients and their families.

You don’t have to travel far to prepare for your career. Your search for nursing colleges in PA ends with LVC. Our nursing program combines in-depth technical and scientific studies with humanities and social sciences courses so you can build the soft skills that define the best nurses, all right here in Lebanon County.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Lebanon Valley College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted. For any public comments, please send to:

Learn More About the Program

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.

LVC nursing students use VR technology

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 local Pennsylvania nursing program provides high-tech simulation and skills laboratories that contain briefing rooms, manikin simulators, and related hardware, software, and camera equipment.

Attract Employers

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 pay for registered nurses, 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
projected job outlook for registered nurses, 2022-32 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In Their Words

LVC’s Nursing Program has dedicated professors who guide their students to success. The program is rich in knowledge but welcoming to all while promoting healthy learning. Many professors take the time to ensure their students understand the material. All want to see their students succeed and become flourishing nurses.
Anna Tokle ’24, Valley Blue Coat, Equity Representative
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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