Programs of Study
- Programs of Study
Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Edinboro University offers four distinct undergraduate nursing programs targeting students from different backgrounds.
Traditional Nursing Program
- This 4-year program prepares students to function as professional nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Successful completion of this pre-licensure program results in a B.S. degree with a major in nursing. The successful graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.
- Admission criteria for incoming students includes total SAT scores of at least 1000 or ACT score of 21; successful completion of chemistry, biology, geometry, and algebra I and II at the high school level; and graduating within the upper 2/5ths of their high school graduating class.
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Innovative Nursing Program
- The Innovative Nursing program is a pre-licensure program designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in another field who wish to study for a B.S.
in Nursing degree. This is an intense 15-month program which requires daily attendance in either a classroom or clinical experience. The successful graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.
- Admission criteria include a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution; a minimum grade point average of 2.75 upon completion of the first baccalaureate degree, with preference for 3.0 or higher; basic courses in biology, chemistry (with lab), and statistics at the college level with a minimum grade of C. An interview is also required for admission to the Innovative Program.
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- This program is designed for the busy Registered Nurse who is interested in completing requirements for a B.S. in Nursing Degree.
- Concentrated study is provided in community/public health nursing, nursing leadership and management, and applications of nursing research and evidence-based care.
- The program of study includes five nursing courses and is designed to be completed within four semesters.
- Individualized programs of study are offered to accomodate work schedules, and online programming is available: non-nursing courses are offered online, while some nursing courses may be offered online.
- All courses taken at previously attended institutions will be evaluated for transfer credits.
- In recognition of nursing courses taken during a pre-licensure program, 40 credits will be awarded toward the 120 credit degree program requirement following successful completion of NURS 409.
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The BSN in Contemporary Nursing Issues for Foreign-Educated Nurses
- The BSN in Contemporary Nursing Issues for Foreign-Educated Nurses is for individuals who have already earned a BSN in their native country and passed the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.
- This program is designed to be completed in three semesters: spring, summer, and fall.
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Graduate Nursing Program
- Edinboro collaborates with Clarion University to offer a graduate nursing degree.
- Two tracks are available to prepare the nurse to function as a Family Nurse Practitioner in an ambulatory community setting or as a Nurse Educator in a university setting.
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