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LPN to RN Programs in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania community colleges offer a variety of nursing program; most offer LPN to RN programs.  There are some that even offer bridge programs to local universities, where LPNs and RNs can either attend both schools simultaneously or attend for their BSN shortly after graduation.  These options make it very easy for Pennsylvania nurses to advance their degrees.  

 

Pennsylvania RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After completing an approved nursing program, nursing candidates will submit an application to the board. Temporary practice permits can be issued to graduates who apply within a year after graduation. Nurses working under a temporary permit must be under direct supervision of an experienced registered nurse. In addition to the application, candidates must also provide transcripts, and in some cases, verification of program completion. There is a $35 fee for the materials to be processed and an addition $35 for a temporary permit if the candidate wishes to have one. There is a $200 fee that will be paid to Pearson VUE, the company that runs the NCLEX exam. Results will be sent to the examinees within 2-30 days. There is a 45-day waiting period for candidates who wish to retake the NCLEX. The candidate will then need to reapply and pay additional fees.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Registered nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other fifty states will need to complete the requirements as stated above in addition to paying a $100 fee.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who have been educated in a country outside of the United States and have not taken the NCLEX must apply for CGNFS certification before applying for licensure. Upon receiving certification, candidates may apply to the Pennsylvania Board using the appropriate application online. Nurses must also register to take the NCLEX exam through the Pearson VUE website.

Total Schools: 31

Ranked Schools: 23

Ranked: 1 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.8045196.09%

University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA - 16701 (814) 362-7500

University of Pittsburgh – Bradford is located in Bradford, Pennsylvania.  University of Pittsburgh has received many awards, one of which is one of the “150 Best Value Colleges in the United States” in 2012 by the Princeton Review.  They offer both an ADN degree and a BSN degree.  Their BSN degree is specifically an RN to BSN program.

Campus: Bradford, PA
Net Price: $15,613.00
Enrollment: 1,481
Loan Default Rate: $4.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-0.51%
Graduation Rate: 54.20%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.551191.02%

Reading Area Community College

10 S Second St, Reading, PA - 19603-1706 (610) 372-4721

Reading Area Community College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.  They offer a practical nursing program and an ADN program.  RACC has a transfer center; the transfer center is where students can go if they know they eventually will want to transfer to a 4-year program.  The transfer center will evaluate and help plan the courses that should be taken.

Campus: Reading, PA
Net Price: $10,058.00
Enrollment: 4,538
Transfer Out Rate: 28.10%
Loan Default Rate: $26.40
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-1.12%
Graduation Rate: 8.60%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5025190.05%

Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, PA - 18078-2598 (610) 799-2121

Lehigh Carbon Community College is located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.  They offer a practical nursing program and an ADN program.  Entrance into the ADN program is competitive and is based on a points system; students receive points based on multiple different variables.

Campus: Schnecksville, PA
Net Price: $4,605.00
Enrollment: 7,128
Transfer Out Rate: 26.90%
Loan Default Rate: $15.90
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.18%
Graduation Rate: 13.60%
Median Borrowing: 5,509.00%
Median Payment: 57.52%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.48189.60%

Mount Aloysius College

7373 Admiral Peary Hwy, Cresson, PA - 16630-1999 (814) 886-4131

Mount Aloysius College has multiple campuses in Pennsylvania.  They offer a variety of nursing programs.  Altoona and Johnstown campuses offer an RN to BSN program.  Altoona campus offers the ADN program and a 2+2 program, meaning that students can attend for both their ADN and BSN simultaneously.  The RN to BSN program can also be completed online.

Campus: Cresson, PA
Net Price: $20,052.00
Enrollment: 1,781
Loan Default Rate: $7.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.24%
Graduation Rate: 37.00%
Median Borrowing: 20,000.00%
Median Payment: 208.82%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.476189.52%

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

410 N Lime Street, Lancaster, PA - 17602 (717) 544-4912

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Their nursing department is vast – they offer an associate's degree, an RN to BSN program, a 3-year BSN program and several graduate degree options.  They are the only school in the region with a 3-year BSN program.

Campus: Lancaster, PA
Net Price: $23,048.00
Enrollment: 1,429
Transfer Out Rate: 19.70%
Loan Default Rate: $2.60
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $23.21%
Graduation Rate: 63.40%
Median Borrowing: 17,500.00%
Median Payment: 182.72%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4755189.51%

Pennsylvania College of Technology

One College Ave, Williamsport, PA - 17701-5799 (570) 326-3761
Campus: Williamsport, PA
Net Price: $21,263.00
Enrollment: 5,678
Transfer Out Rate: 7.70%
Loan Default Rate: $12.10
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $13.04%
Graduation Rate: 47.70%
Median Borrowing: 19,000.00%
Median Payment: 198.38%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.451189.02%

Butler County Community College

107 College Drive, Butler, PA - 16002 (724) 287-8711
Campus: Butler, PA
Net Price: $3,710.00
Enrollment: 3,686
Transfer Out Rate: 34.10%
Loan Default Rate: $14.20
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-29.21%
Graduation Rate: 18.60%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4385188.77%

Luzerne County Community College

1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA - 18634-3899 (570) 740-0200
Campus: Nanticoke, PA
Net Price: $5,358.00
Enrollment: 6,411
Transfer Out Rate: 19.90%
Loan Default Rate: $13.40
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-1.05%
Graduation Rate: 17.80%
Median Borrowing: 5,100.00%
Median Payment: 53.25%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4255188.51%

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, PA - 17110-2999 (717) 780-2300
Campus: Harrisburg, PA
Net Price: $10,211.00
Enrollment: 20,780
Transfer Out Rate: 17.80%
Loan Default Rate: $19.40
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $21.06%
Graduation Rate: 10.90%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.348186.96%

University of Pittsburgh-Titusville

504 East Main Street, Titusville, PA - 16354 (888) 878-0462
Campus: Titusville, PA
Net Price: $15,660.00
Enrollment: 367
Transfer Out Rate: 38.40%
Loan Default Rate: $4.20
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $16.30%
Graduation Rate: 11.60%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.275185.50%

Lock Haven University

401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA - 17745-2390 (570) 484-2011
Campus: Lock Haven, PA
Net Price: $12,958.00
Enrollment: 4,855
Loan Default Rate: $8.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.11%
Graduation Rate: 47.70%
Median Borrowing: 20,250.00%
Median Payment: 211.43%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2625185.25%

Community College of Beaver County

1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA - 15061-2588 (724) 480-2222
Campus: Monaca, PA
Net Price: $7,497.00
Enrollment: 2,335
Transfer Out Rate: 18.00%
Loan Default Rate: $14.50
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $32.86%
Graduation Rate: 22.70%
Median Borrowing: 9,255.00%
Median Payment: 96.63%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.262185.24%

Bucks County Community College

275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA - 18940-4106 (215) 968-8000
Campus: Newtown, PA
Net Price: $7,697.00
Enrollment: 9,880
Transfer Out Rate: 28.40%
Loan Default Rate: $11.20
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $0.14%
Graduation Rate: 12.40%
Median Borrowing: 6,000.00%
Median Payment: 62.65%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.243184.86%

Montgomery County Community College

340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA - 19422-0796 (215) 641-6300
Campus: Blue Bell, PA
Net Price: $7,521.00
Enrollment: 13,122
Transfer Out Rate: 25.80%
Loan Default Rate: $15.00
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $5.75%
Graduation Rate: 16.10%
Median Borrowing: 6,500.00%
Median Payment: 67.87%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1905183.81%

Delaware County Community College

901 S Media Line Rd, Media, PA - 19063-1094 (610) 359-5000
Campus: Media, PA
Net Price: $6,768.00
Enrollment: 13,198
Transfer Out Rate: 26.60%
Loan Default Rate: $14.00
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-16.38%
Graduation Rate: 13.60%
Median Borrowing: 7,250.00%
Median Payment: 75.70%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1385182.77%

Westmoreland County Community College

145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA - 15697-1895 (724) 925-4000
Campus: Youngwood, PA
Net Price: $2,530.00
Enrollment: 6,104
Transfer Out Rate: 21.70%
Loan Default Rate: $15.40
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $3.56%
Graduation Rate: 12.40%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1005182.01%

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

201 Old Main, University Park, PA - 16802-1503 (814) 865-4700
Campus: University Park, PA
Net Price: $23,161.00
Enrollment: 40,085
Loan Default Rate: $7.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.03%
Graduation Rate: 84.90%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0915181.83%

Gwynedd Mercy University

1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA - 19437-0901 (215) 646-7300
Campus: Gwynedd Valley, PA
Net Price: $23,801.00
Enrollment: 2,062
Loan Default Rate: $7.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $15.98%
Graduation Rate: 63.20%
Median Borrowing: 23,000.00%
Median Payment: 240.15%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.98179.60%

Community College of Allegheny County

800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA - 15233-1895 (412) 323-2323
Campus: Pittsburgh, PA
Net Price: $5,936.00
Enrollment: 18,229
Transfer Out Rate: 24.60%
Loan Default Rate: $15.30
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $14.20%
Graduation Rate: 9.30%
Median Borrowing: 6,320.00%
Median Payment: 65.99%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.9775179.55%

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

840 Wood St, Clarion, PA - 16214 (814) 393-2000
Campus: Clarion, PA
Net Price: $14,588.00
Enrollment: 5,199
Loan Default Rate: $8.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $10.90%
Graduation Rate: 53.60%
Median Borrowing: 20,501.00%
Median Payment: 214.05%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.846176.92%

Community College of Philadelphia

1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA - 19130-3991 (215) 751-8000
Campus: Philadelphia, PA
Net Price: $6,388.00
Enrollment: 19,063
Transfer Out Rate: 22.40%
Loan Default Rate: $17.40
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.68%
Graduation Rate: 9.70%
Median Borrowing: 5,750.00%
Median Payment: 60.04%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.614172.28%

La Roche College

9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA - 15237-5898 (412) 367-9300
Campus: Pittsburgh, PA
Net Price: $19,510.00
Enrollment: 1,363
Transfer Out Rate: 32.40%
Loan Default Rate: $6.50
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $5.03%
Graduation Rate: 44.70%
Median Borrowing: 19,659.00%
Median Payment: 205.26%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 23 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.4605169.21%

Harcum College

750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA - 19010-3470 (610) 525-4100
Campus: Bryn Mawr, PA
Net Price: $21,304.00
Enrollment: 1,627
Loan Default Rate: $12.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-11.12%
Graduation Rate: 30.40%
Median Borrowing: 15,742.00%
Median Payment: 164.36%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Pennsylvania

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Northampton County Area Community College N/A Bethlehem, PA ACEN, ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT
N/A California University of Pennsylvania N/A California, PA ACEN, ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT, APTA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College N/A Erie, PA ACEN, ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT, APTA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton N/A Dunmore, PA ACEN, ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT, APTA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona N/A Altoona, PA ACEN, ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT, APTA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly N/A Lemont Furnace, PA ACEN, ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT, APTA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto N/A Mont Alto, PA ACEN, ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT, APTA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Mercyhurst University-North East Campus N/A North East, PA ACEN, ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT, APTA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE

LPN to BSN Programs in Pennsylvania

Nurses are encouraged to seek out information from multiple schools in order to ensure they find the program that best fits their needs. RN to BSN programs in Pennsylvania are designed to help nurses advance their diagnostic reasoning, health assessment skills, leadership abilities, and management strategies. Courses in a typical RN to BSN program may include (but are not limited to):
  • Health policies and professional issues
  • Effective nursing management, leadership, and mentoring
  • Baccalaureate nursing practice
  • Cultural diversity and public health
  • Health policies and professional issues
A program can typically be completed in 20 months. There is also a clinical practicum required that consists of 15-20 weeks of a full time class.

 

Pennsylvania RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After completing an approved nursing program, nursing candidates will submit an application to the board. Temporary practice permits can be issued to graduates who apply within a year after graduation. Nurses working under a temporary permit must be under direct supervision of an experienced registered nurse. In addition to the application, candidates must also provide transcripts, and in some cases, verification of program completion. There is a $35 fee for the materials to be processed and an addition $35 for a temporary permit if the candidate wishes to have one. There is a $200 fee that will be paid to Pearson VUE, the company that runs the NCLEX exam. Results will be sent to the examinees within 2-30 days. There is a 45-day waiting period for candidates who wish to retake the NCLEX. The candidate will then need to reapply and pay additional fees.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Registered nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other fifty states will need to complete the requirements as stated above in addition to paying a $100 fee.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who have been educated in a country outside of the United States and have not taken the NCLEX must apply for CGNFS certification before applying for licensure. Upon receiving certification, candidates may apply to the Pennsylvania Board using the appropriate application online. Nurses must also register to take the NCLEX exam through the Pearson VUE website.

Total Schools: 56

Ranked Schools: 31

Ranked: 1 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.9745199.49%

Waynesburg University

51 W College St, Waynesburg, PA - 15370-1257 (724) 627-8191
Campus: Waynesburg, PA
Net Price: $16,768.00
Enrollment: 1,598
Transfer Out Rate: 34.30%
Loan Default Rate: $5.10
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $10.01%
Graduation Rate: 54.00%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.883197.66%

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA - 19104 (215) 895-2000

Drexel University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Their nursing programs are unique; their traditional BSN option is not so traditional.  Students are eligible for 3 paid, 6-month cooperative education experiences.  They also offer an accelerated BSN option, which is available to students with a prior bachelor's degree.  This can be completed in 11 months for students attending full-time or 24 months for students attending part-time.

Campus: Philadelphia, PA
Net Price: $36,049.00
Enrollment: 16,616
Loan Default Rate: $3.50
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $4.01%
Graduation Rate: 69.50%
Median Borrowing: 23,000.00%
Median Payment: 240.15%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.85197.00%

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 E Second St, Bloomsburg, PA - 17815 (570) 389-4000

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  They offer a BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  Their RN to BSN program is offered entirely online; at this time, their online program is available only to PA residents but they are seeking to expand to non-PA residents in the very near future.

Campus: Bloomsburg, PA
Net Price: $16,343.00
Enrollment: 9,416
Loan Default Rate: $6.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $15.52%
Graduation Rate: 61.80%
Median Borrowing: 19,936.00%
Median Payment: 208.15%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7435194.87%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, PA - 15705-1098 (724) 357-2100

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is located in Indiana, Pennsylvania.  They offer a traditional BSN program.  They also offer an LPN to BSN program.  Per their website, “The track for licensed practical nurses provides an alternative curriculum accounting for prior work completed in a practical nursing program.”  This program is an ideal option for LPNs seeking a BSN degree.

Campus: Indiana, PA
Net Price: $16,704.00
Enrollment: 12,668
Loan Default Rate: $8.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $13.59%
Graduation Rate: 51.20%
Median Borrowing: 22,624.00%
Median Payment: 236.22%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.616192.32%

Neumann University

One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA - 19014-1298 (610) 459-0905

Neumann University is located in Aston, Pennsylvania.  They offer a BSN degree.  Neumann University is proud to note that their student to faculty ratio is 14:1, allowing professors to give personal attention to their students.

Campus: Aston, PA
Net Price: $25,221.00
Enrollment: 2,573
Transfer Out Rate: 20.00%
Loan Default Rate: $9.30
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-2.49%
Graduation Rate: 50.20%
Median Borrowing: 23,682.00%
Median Payment: 247.27%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.586191.72%

University of Pennsylvania

34th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA - 19104-6303 (215) 898-5000

University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The 2017 US News & World Report noted that Penn Nursing was second in the nation, with the university as a whole ranking number nine.  Their undergraduate nursing program offers a BSN degree.  They also offer a second degree program, where students can obtain their BSN degree if they already have a bachelor's degree.  They also have a unique option – a dual degree, where the student attends for their BSN degree and Healthcare Management degree simultaneously.  The degree in Healthcare Management is obtained through a partnership with The Wharton School.

Campus: Philadelphia, PA
Net Price: $21,994.00
Enrollment: 11,525
Loan Default Rate: $1.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $6.81%
Graduation Rate: 95.70%
Median Borrowing: 21,500.00%
Median Payment: 224.48%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5785191.57%

University of Scranton

800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA - 18510-4629 (570) 941-7400

University of Scranton is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  BSN students have several options at Scranton University; they offer a traditional BSN degree, an LPN to BSN option, an RN to BSN option, an accelerated BSN (for students with a prior bachelor's degree) and an RN to MSN option.

Campus: Scranton, PA
Net Price: $32,348.00
Enrollment: 3,942
Loan Default Rate: $4.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.75%
Graduation Rate: 81.80%
Median Borrowing: 28,000.00%
Median Payment: 292.35%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5355190.71%

Saint Francis University

117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, PA - 15940 (814) 472-3000

Saint Francis University is located in Loretto, Pennsylvania.  In terms of undergraduate programs, they offer a BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  They also are extremely proud of the fact that their faculty to student ratio is 8:1 in the clinical setting.  Their faculty and nursing students regularly volunteer in clinics for underserved populations.

Campus: Loretto, PA
Net Price: $23,747.00
Enrollment: 1,694
Loan Default Rate: $4.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.44%
Graduation Rate: 71.50%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.516190.32%

Temple University

1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA - 19122-6096 (215) 204-7000

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  They currently offer a BSN program with an RN to BSN option.  Freshman students are eligible for entrance into the BSN program if they are highly qualified.  They also have a DNP option.  Their MSN program is not currently taking applications.

Campus: Philadelphia, PA
Net Price: $20,670.00
Enrollment: 28,068
Transfer Out Rate: 21.30%
Loan Default Rate: $5.60
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $7.94%
Graduation Rate: 66.30%
Median Borrowing: 24,000.00%
Median Payment: 250.59%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5125190.25%

Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive, Allentown, PA - 18104-6196 (610) 606-4666

Cedar Crest College is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  They offer a BSN program and an BSN Completion Program for RNs.  Unique to Cedar Crest College is the School Nurse Certification that is offered; it can be completed on-campus, online  or a combination of the two.  It can be completed in 18 months to 2 years.

Campus: Allentown, PA
Net Price: $19,225.00
Enrollment: 1,286
Transfer Out Rate: 7.20%
Loan Default Rate: $7.30
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $2.08%
Graduation Rate: 59.90%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5065190.13%

Gannon University

109 W Sixth St, Erie, PA - 16541-0001 (814) 871-7000

Gannon University is located in Erie, Pennsylvania.  The Villa Maria School of Nursing offers a BSN degree, an RN to MSN degree and a School Nurse Certificate.  The RN to MSN program is suggested to RNs with leadership skills and who have advanced experience as a nurse.

Campus: Erie, PA
Net Price: $20,485.00
Enrollment: 3,111
Transfer Out Rate: 28.70%
Loan Default Rate: $7.50
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $8.53%
Graduation Rate: 64.30%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4795189.59%

Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA - 19085-1699 (610) 519-4500
Campus: Villanova, PA
Net Price: $30,587.00
Enrollment: 7,042
Loan Default Rate: $2.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $6.08%
Graduation Rate: 90.10%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.468189.36%

DeSales University

2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA - 18034-9568 (610) 282-1100
Campus: Center Valley, PA
Net Price: $27,943.00
Enrollment: 2,482
Loan Default Rate: $3.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $5.47%
Graduation Rate: 70.30%
Median Borrowing: 20,832.00%
Median Payment: 217.51%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.421188.42%

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA - 15260 (412) 624-4141
Campus: Pittsburgh, PA
Net Price: $22,341.00
Enrollment: 18,615
Loan Default Rate: $4.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.28%
Graduation Rate: 80.40%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.416188.32%

Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA - 19114-2009 (215) 637-7700
Campus: Philadelphia, PA
Net Price: $15,730.00
Enrollment: 2,182
Transfer Out Rate: 29.80%
Loan Default Rate: $4.40
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.47%
Graduation Rate: 53.70%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.413188.26%

Misericordia University

301 Lake St, Dallas, PA - 18612-1098 (570) 674-6400
Campus: Dallas, PA
Net Price: $24,545.00
Enrollment: 2,417
Transfer Out Rate: 24.70%
Loan Default Rate: $6.80
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $13.01%
Graduation Rate: 69.20%
Median Borrowing: 25,250.00%
Median Payment: 263.64%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.403188.06%

Messiah College

One College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA - 17055 (717) 766-2511
Campus: Mechanicsburg, PA
Net Price: $25,639.00
Enrollment: 2,772
Loan Default Rate: $2.60
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $5.41%
Graduation Rate: 75.80%
Median Borrowing: 26,000.00%
Median Payment: 271.47%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.379187.58%

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

University Avenue and High Street, West Chester, PA - 19383 (610) 436-1000
Campus: West Chester, PA
Net Price: $19,407.00
Enrollment: 13,711
Loan Default Rate: $5.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.24%
Graduation Rate: 68.60%
Median Borrowing: 21,500.00%
Median Payment: 224.48%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.358187.16%

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Academy Street, Mansfield, PA - 16933 (570) 662-4000
Campus: Mansfield, PA
Net Price: $15,520.00
Enrollment: 2,717
Loan Default Rate: $10.50
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $16.15%
Graduation Rate: 50.70%
Median Borrowing: 22,036.00%
Median Payment: 230.08%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3545187.09%

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA - 16444-0001 (814) 732-2000
Campus: Edinboro, PA
Net Price: $13,833.00
Enrollment: 5,864
Loan Default Rate: $10.50
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-4.18%
Graduation Rate: 45.90%
Median Borrowing: 21,424.00%
Median Payment: 223.69%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.342186.84%

Moravian College

1200 Main St, Bethlehem, PA - 18018-6650 (610) 861-1360
Campus: Bethlehem, PA
Net Price: $25,540.00
Enrollment: 1,553
Transfer Out Rate: 21.40%
Loan Default Rate: $3.30
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-2.17%
Graduation Rate: 74.10%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.321186.42%

York College Pennsylvania

441 Country Club Rd, York, PA - 17403-3651 (717) 846-7788
Campus: York, PA
Net Price: $21,661.00
Enrollment: 5,010
Transfer Out Rate: 29.10%
Loan Default Rate: $4.90
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.58%
Graduation Rate: 57.30%
Median Borrowing: 22,813.00%
Median Payment: 238.19%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 23 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.264185.28%

Widener University-Main Campus

One University Place, Chester, PA - 19013-5792 (610) 499-4000
Campus: Chester, PA
Net Price: $27,663.00
Enrollment: 3,424
Transfer Out Rate: 28.80%
Loan Default Rate: $5.80
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.70%
Graduation Rate: 56.00%
Median Borrowing: 25,750.00%
Median Payment: 268.86%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 24 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.228184.56%

Carlow University

3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA - 15213-3165 (412) 578-6000
Campus: Pittsburgh, PA
Net Price: $18,703.00
Enrollment: 2,100
Loan Default Rate: $5.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $26.42%
Graduation Rate: 62.30%
Median Borrowing: 24,018.00%
Median Payment: 250.78%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 25 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2065184.13%

Alvernia University

400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, PA - 19607-1799 (610) 796-8200
Campus: Reading, PA
Net Price: $26,264.00
Enrollment: 2,371
Transfer Out Rate: 37.10%
Loan Default Rate: $6.90
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $2.70%
Graduation Rate: 51.30%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 26 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.204184.08%

Eastern University

1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, PA - 19087-3696 (610) 341-5800
Campus: Saint Davids, PA
Net Price: $23,361.00
Enrollment: 2,541
Loan Default Rate: $8.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.36%
Graduation Rate: 55.00%
Median Borrowing: 22,500.00%
Median Payment: 234.93%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 27 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0675181.35%

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA - 18301-2999 (570) 422-3211
Campus: East Stroudsburg, PA
Net Price: $14,437.00
Enrollment: 6,186
Loan Default Rate: $5.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $18.75%
Graduation Rate: 56.00%
Median Borrowing: 19,500.00%
Median Payment: 203.60%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 28 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.036180.72%

Robert Morris University

6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA - 15108-1189 (800) 762-0097
Campus: Moon Township, PA
Net Price: $23,414.00
Enrollment: 4,496
Transfer Out Rate: 31.00%
Loan Default Rate: $4.90
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $8.53%
Graduation Rate: 55.90%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 29 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.9795179.59%

Wilkes University

84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA - 18766 (570) 408-5000
Campus: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Net Price: $24,787.00
Enrollment: 2,388
Transfer Out Rate: 29.40%
Loan Default Rate: $5.10
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $8.84%
Graduation Rate: 57.90%
Median Borrowing: 24,000.00%
Median Payment: 250.59%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 30 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.96179.20%

Marywood University

2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA - 18509-1598 (570) 348-6211
Campus: Scranton, PA
Net Price: $22,796.00
Enrollment: 2,148
Transfer Out Rate: 16.20%
Loan Default Rate: $7.10
Institution Accreditation: MSCHE
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $10.18%
Graduation Rate: 65.10%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 31 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.8135176.27%

La Salle University

1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA - 19141-1199 (215) 951-1000
Campus: Philadelphia, PA
Net Price: $24,015.00
Enrollment: 4,409
Loan Default Rate: $3.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $2.55%
Graduation Rate: 64.70%
Median Borrowing: 23,000.00%
Median Payment: 240.15%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Pennsylvania

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania N/A Slippery Rock, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE
N/A University of Pittsburgh-Bradford N/A Bradford, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus N/A University Park, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA
N/A Mount Aloysius College N/A Cresson, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA
N/A Mercyhurst University N/A Erie, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA
N/A Lock Haven University N/A Lock Haven, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA
N/A La Roche College N/A Pittsburgh, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Immaculata University N/A Immaculata, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Clarion University of Pennsylvania N/A Clarion, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Chatham University N/A Pittsburgh, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A California University of Pennsylvania N/A California, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Gwynedd Mercy University N/A Gwynedd Valley, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Kutztown University of Pennsylvania N/A Kutztown, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College N/A Erie, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington N/A New Kensington, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango N/A Sharon, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton N/A Dunmore, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona N/A Altoona, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg N/A Middletown, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly N/A Lemont Furnace, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto N/A Mont Alto, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington N/A Abington, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill N/A Schuylkill Haven, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences N/A Lancaster, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA
N/A Pennsylvania State University-World Campus N/A University Park, PA ACEN, APTA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ACPE - Pastoral, CEPH, LCME, AOTA, JRCERT, ACEND, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, COA

Pennsylvania RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After completing an approved nursing program, nursing candidates will submit an application to the board. Temporary practice permits can be issued to graduates who apply within a year after graduation. Nurses working under a temporary permit must be under direct supervision of an experienced registered nurse. In addition to the application, candidates must also provide transcripts, and in some cases, verification of program completion. There is a $35 fee for the materials to be processed and an addition $35 for a temporary permit if the candidate wishes to have one. There is a $200 fee that will be paid to Pearson VUE, the company that runs the NCLEX exam. Results will be sent to the examinees within 2-30 days. There is a 45-day waiting period for candidates who wish to retake the NCLEX. The candidate will then need to reapply and pay additional fees.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Registered nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other fifty states will need to complete the requirements as stated above in addition to paying a $100 fee.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who have been educated in a country outside of the United States and have not taken the NCLEX must apply for CGNFS certification before applying for licensure. Upon receiving certification, candidates may apply to the Pennsylvania Board using the appropriate application online. Nurses must also register to take the NCLEX exam through the Pearson VUE website.

Pennsylvania LPN Jobs by City

Pennsylvania RN Job Outlook

There are many opportunities in hospitals, home health, and non-hospital work environments for registered nurses in Pennsylvania. Positions available to baccalaureate prepared nurses include:
  • Informatics works such as ICUs, maternity wards, cardiac care, and emergency departments
  • Nursing administrators and directors
  • Mental health
  • Nurse researchers
There are approximately 130,000 nurses licensed nurses in the state of Pennsylvania. Despite this, there is a huge shortage expected within the state. Pennsylvania will need an additional 54,000 registered nurses by the year 2020 to meet this great need. Nursing is predicted to be the fastest-growing occupation so now is a better time than ever to become a registered nurse.

Pennsylvania Registered Nursing Salaries

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metropolitan area has the highest employment rate of registered nurses as well as the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 8,350 $31.76 $64,670
Erie, PA 3,100 $27.49 $55,320
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 7,050 $31.73 $63,590
Johnstown, PA 1,810 $29.87 $62,860
Lancaster, PA 3,290 $32.98 $65,270
Lebanon, PA 910 $31.84 $66,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 43,040 $35.66 $74,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 62,750 $35.68 $74,140
Pittsburgh, PA 30,410 $30.03 $61,220
Reading, PA 3,510 $29.35 $59,940
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 5,690 $28.44 $58,700
State College, PA 1,090 $28.68 $61,810
Williamsport, PA 1,100 $31.60 $65,850
York-Hanover, PA 3,450 $32.91 $67,880
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 2,980 $27.24 $56,850
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 2,740 $27.13 $56,300
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 2,640 $30.82 $64,380
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 5,330 $30.47 $63,960
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data