The Department of Nursing at West Chester University provides high quality professional degrees in nursing education. The baccalaureate program prepares graduates for entry into nursing practice. The master’s program prepares graduates for advanced practice in adult health/gerontology or nursing education, and the post-master’s doctor of nursing practice prepares advanced practice nurses to fully implement evidence-based findings into clinical practice. The School Nurse Certification program is a 14 credit, post-baccalaureate program that prepares nursing students for initial Pennsylvania Department of Education certification as an Educational Specialist I – School Nurse.
The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs of West Chester University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the PA State Board of Nursing. Traditional in-class and online learning formats are offered depending on the program to best fit the needs of the student. The goal of the department is to prepare nurses for leadership and advocacy in health promotion, disease prevention and health restoration of individuals, families and communities. Graduates of these nursing programs will be professionals capable of assuming leadership in present and emerging health care roles, citizens who contribute to society, and who are committed to life-long learning and personal development.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Advance 2 BSN (Accelerated BSN)
RN-BSN Fast Track (Fast-track BSN for licensed RN’s)
MSN Nurse Educator
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
School Nurse Certification
For more information on our nursing programs, please visit http://wcunursing.org or visit www.wcupa.edu to learn more about West Chester University of Pennsylvania.