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Immaculata offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs that will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide holistic, patient-centered, evidence-based care.

Ten-year re-accreditation has been granted to the baccalaureate and master’s degree programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

The faculty members of Immaculata’s Division of Nursing guide students in the process of scientific inquiry and the development of research to expand nursing knowledge. The faculty embrace a holistic worldview that views all humans as composed of mind, body, and spirit, and they believe these components are intertwined and inseparable. The faculty also believe that humans are cultural beings who are unique, who have worth and dignity, and who interact continually in a changing environment.

Nursing Programs

  • Pre-licensure B.S.N. Program
    • Immaculata’s pre-licensure bachelor’s degree program in nursing (B.S.N.) prepares students academically, socially, and spiritually to practice within today’s complex health care systems. The B.S.N. program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education and the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
    • Apply now – the priority deadline is January 30.
  • R.N. to B.S.N. Program
    • The accelerated R.N. to B.S.N. program is offered on the main campus, fully online, and at various sites throughout the tri-state area. For information about when the next cohort begins in a location near you, please call 484-323-3524 or e-mail
  • Nursing, B.S.N. (Accelerated Second Degree)
    • Designed to be completed in an accelerated format, this 55 credit program includes theoretical and clinical content. Once you graduate from this program, you will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), and you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
  • M.S.N. Program
    • The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program is offered on the main campus and at selected off-campus locations.
  • Nursing Administration Certificate (Post-Master’s Program)
    • This graduate-level certificate enables master’s-prepared nurses to assume leadership roles or administrative positions in health care, or to gain a broader foundation for doctoral studies.
  • Nursing Education Certificate (Post-Master’s Program)
    • This graduate-level certificate enables master’s-prepared nurses to assume leadership roles or educational positions in health care or academic settings, or to gain a broader foundation for doctoral studies.
  • Higher Education Ed.D., Nursing Education Concentration
    • The doctoral program in Higher Education with a concentration in Nursing Education equips registered nurses to become highly qualified faculty who also have the skills and experience to lead departments, colleges and schools of nursing and to teach the next generation of nurses effectively in both classroom and clinical settings.
    • The faculty believe that nursing is an art and a science that incorporates the physical, psychological, and social sciences, and the humanities into its practice. Nursing is the use of self in assisting persons to promote, restore, and maintain health, and to die in comfort and with dignity. Nursing necessitates the development of a sense of equity, justice, freedom, dignity, group membership, community, and the encompassing environment.

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