Carlow maintains a rich history of innovations in nursing education since the founding of the School of Nursing in 1948. This tradition continues today as the School of Nursing consistently responds to community needs.
WHAT IS NURSING?
Professional nursing integrates art and science with a “high-touch and high-tech” approach. Using cutting-edge technology, nurses care for the sick and promote and maintain the highest possible levels of health and wellness, by caring for the whole person, family, and community.
NURSING AT CARLOW
Carlow offers nursing programs in Greensburg and Cranberry, as well as at our main campus in Oakland, for BSN, RN to BSN and graduate nursing students.
UNDERGRADUATE NURSING MAJORS & OPTIONS
- Prelicensure BSN - Prepares the baccalaureate student to practice as a generalist who is able to utilize nursing process with clients and make independent nursing decisions in structured and unstructured settings. The program also serves as the basis for graduate study and provides a foundation for life-long learning. >>more
- RN to BSN - This program is designed for registered nurses seeking a BS in Nursing. A current Pennsylvania nursing license is required.>>more
- Step Ahead - This program
allows academically qualified nursing majors to earn up to 11 graduate credits while completing their undergraduate degree. >>more
GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAMS
- Nursing (MSN)
This program prepares students for a CRNP practice license in Pennsylvania. Classes offered in day and evening sessions with cohorts at all sites. Two to four years depending on number of credits taken per semester. >>more
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
This program offers a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) as a low residency program with classes offered online combined with one Saturday class each month in Oakland. The degree can be completed in sixteen months. >>more
All of our programs have been continuously accredited since 1961, first by the National League of Nursing and in 1998 by the Commissions on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In December 2004 CCNE granted 10 more years accreditation to the School of Nursing. In Fall 2010, our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program received full acceditation by CCNE.
Careers in Nursing
As part of one of the fastest growing career fields in the nation, of community settings and in the healthcare industry. Managed population, and new medical technology continually create new opportunities. A nursing career path sampler includes specialties cardiac rehabilitation, flight nurse, forensics, military, oncology, schools, trauma, as well as writing and editing for the medical field.
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