Nursing is one of today's most in-demand careers, with employment expected to grow 22 percent through 2018, adding more than a half million jobs. Penn State Behrend offers several options to prepare you for a nursing career, whether you are looking to enter the profession or advance in the field.
Four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Offers a broad foundation in liberal arts and science and an extensive range of nursing courses. Graduates are eligible to take the national examination for licensure as registered nurses (NCLEX).
R.N. to B.S. Program: The program curriculum is designed so that students spend only one day per week on campus and all course work is completed in three semesters. This allows diploma and associate degree-prepared nurses to obtain a bachelor’s degree in one year.