Bachelor of Science in Nursing | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Be an advocate for patient care.

A nurse is often the first person that patients see when they enter the healthcare system. He or she is also the first one to advocate for patients and their families. Whether you’re working in a hospital, doctor’s office, school or community clinic, you’re the one to quickly and calmly collect data and analyze the patient’s needs, and then work with other members of the healthcare team to coordinate care. It takes critical thinking, ethical decision-making and a wealth of scientific knowledge. These skills form the backbone of the four-year Nursing program at Edinboro University.

Our curriculum combines professional nursing courses and clinical learning experiences with general education requirements. A highly qualified faculty ensures you’re on track. They not only teach. They help you develop both personally and professionally into the role of nurse. Upon completion of the program you’ll receive a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX Examination for licensure to work as a Registered Nurse (RN). Our Nursing students consistently exceed the state and national average on NCLEX licensure success rates. In fact, the pass rate for 2016 graduates was 94.74%.

The job outlook is excellent. Registered nurses will be in high demand for the foreseeable future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says this is due to a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care, the growing number of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, and the demand for more healthcare services as Americans live longer lives.

Find out more about admissions criteria for the Bachelor of Science Nursing program.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Use your skills and compassion to make a difference.

100% of our Nursing graduates secure full-time positions, mostly in acute care facilities. Employers praise their strong skills and professional behavior.

Experience starts right here.

Every nurse needs to spend time in the classroom. But nothing compares to real patient care experiences. At Edinboro, you’ll have many opportunities for hands-on learning that coincides with your academic coursework. Here are a few ways you’ll get valuable patient experience:

Simulation labs provide a risk-free environment to assess your skills and knowledge on frequent-care scenarios and to prepare you for high-risk scenarios you might not experience as a student in the clinical setting.

Clinical rotations with partnering healthcare organizations.

Capstone practicum during your senior year lets you work side-by-side with a licensed registered nurse in a clinical area of interest.

Summer nurse internships allow you to stay engaged in nursing over the summer, hone your skills and knowledge and initiate a relationship with a future employer.

Think beyond the BSN.

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a nurse. The field is wide open, with a variety of jobs and specialties that allow you to challenge yourself and pursue your professional interests in many unique settings. But you don’t have to stop with your bachelor’s degree. A significant number of our graduates choose to go on to graduate school or post-graduate certification programs, which open the doors to even more possibilities such as nurse practitioner, certified registered-nurse anesthetist, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, nurse manager and nursing informatics specialist. Learn more about Edinboro’s advanced Nursing degrees:

Prepare for a rewarding career.

Suggested Minors



Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Innovative Nursing Cohort


Dr. Viki Hedderick, Department Chair
Phone: 814.732.1655

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000