Website Alvernia University Nursing Department

ALVERNIA is a distinctive Franciscan university, grounded in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania.   The university of more than 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.   With Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies, Alvernia today offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors and a range of graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels through its School of Graduate and Adult Education. Satellite sites are located in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County. As one of only 22 Franciscan institutions in the country, Alvernia’s focus on caring for each other, the environment and the community are joined with a challenging educational experience to provide an unparalleled environment to grow, develop and mature as a person and professional.

The Alvernia University Nursing Department is a unit within the University’s College of Professional Programs, offering programs for pre-license BSN students, RNs pursing the BSN degree, and a Master of Science in Nursing program with nursing education and leadership tracks. Currently over 475 students are enrolled in a thriving and expanding department.  Alvernia’s nursing department enjoys a collaborative and dynamic relationship with a wide array of community professionals and organizations.

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