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Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Johnstown, Pittsburgh and Erie
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Reading, Lancaster and York
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Lancaster and Allentown

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Programs
  • MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN - Nursing Management and Executive Leadership
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
Programs
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Administrator
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Undecided
  • Registered nurses who already have an MSN and meet admission requirements are eligible for the program
Programs
  • MSN: Nursing Education Specialization
  • MSN: Nursing Administrator
  • RN-BSN Degree
  • Earn your CCNE accredited, online RN-BSN degree from the University of Saint Mary in as little as 1 year
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to stay on the cutting-edge of an evolving health care industry and take your career to the next level. No residency required
Programs
  • MS in Nursing
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

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Programs
  • RN to MS - Nursing Informatics
  • M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics
  • DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • As a CCNE-accredited school of nursing, Wilkes University is fully committed to preparing our students for a career of lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving, dynamic profession.
  • We offer online programs for nurses at any stage in their career. From our R.N. to M.S.N., to our Ph.D. in Nursing, choose the program that is right for you.
  • Learn from doctorally-prepared, highly qualified instructors. Our faculty are true "scholar-practitioners," and bring real-world experience to every subject.
  • Receive a supportive, student-focused online education. Our programs are designed so that you can complete coursework when and where it's convenient for you.
  • We offer accelerated completion options for qualified students in our R.N. to M.S.N. and M.S.N. programs – earn your master’s degree fully online and finish faster.
  • Our net tuition cost for nursing programs is among the most competitive for regionally accredited universities.
Programs
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
  • Study on your schedule - GCU offers many programs 100% online to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • GCU offers a variety of opportunities to reduce the cost of furthering your education. Campus students may qualify for scholarships, while online students can take part in limited special offers.
  • A regionally accredited university, GCU also holds specialized accreditations and approvals for some of our core program offerings.
  • Degrees in business, education, nursing, humanities and social sciences, theology and more. Find the degree that fits you.
  • Talk to us today to learn more about financial aid and start dates!
Programs
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Benedictine University offers a liberal arts and professional education guided by Roman Catholic tradition.
  • We prepare our students for a lifetime of leadership and responsible citizenry.
Programs
  • B.S. in Nursing: RN to BSN
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

More Pennsylvania Registered Nursing Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Bloomsburg
Doctorate
8,745
Newtown
Associate
9,649
Butler
Associate
3,656
California
Masters
8,206
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
2,178
Allentown
Masters
1,888
Clarion
Masters
6,795
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Monaca
Associate
3,194
Philadelphia
Associate
17,334
Center Valley
Masters
2,898
Media
Associate
10,816
Philadelphia
Doctorate
20,682
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
East Stroudsburg
Masters
7,053
Saint Davids
Doctorate & First Professional
4,291
Edinboro
Masters
7,686
Erie
Doctorate
4,134
Bryn Mawr
Associate
947
Harrisburg
Associate
9,774
Philadelphia
Masters
3,487
Immaculata
Doctorate
4,057
Indiana
Doctorate
14,018
La Plume
Bachelor
1,796
Kutztown
Masters
10,295
Pittsburgh
Masters
1,499
Philadelphia
Doctorate
5,994
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Lock Haven
Masters
5,241
Nanticoke
Associate
6,323
Mansfield
Masters
3,338
Scranton
Doctorate
3,316
Erie
Masters
4,253
Grantham
Bachelor
2,837
Millersville
Masters
8,306
Dallas
Doctorate
2,355
Blue Bell
Associate
9,184
Bethlehem
Masters & First Professional
1,989
Cresson
Masters
1,595
Aston
Doctorate
3,084
Bethlehem
Associate
7,912
Pennsylvania
Associate
680
Williamsport
Bachelor
6,682
University Park
Doctorate
43,252
Altoona
Bachelor
4,034
Uniontown
Bachelor
1,119
Mont Alto
Bachelor
1,204
Upper Burrell
Bachelor
912
Dunmore
Bachelor
1,347
Reading
Associate
4,682
Moon Township
Doctorate
5,055
Loretto
Doctorate
2,125
Slippery Rock
Doctorate
8,325
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
34,696
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
2,924
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
23,980
Bradford
Bachelor
1,407
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
27,020
Titusville
Associate
573
Scranton
Doctorate
5,612
Villanova
Doctorate & First Professional
10,470
Waynesburg
Doctorate
2,462
West Chester
Masters
13,219
Youngwood
Associate
6,239
Harrisburg
Doctorate
521
Chester
Doctorate
4,866
Wilkes-Barre
Doctorate
5,114
York
Masters
5,720

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