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RN Programs in Pennsylvania

RN Programs in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania RN Programs

Despite the decline of the job market, some industries are still thriving. Specifically, registered nursing is still in high demand because people are always in need of medical care.

Pennsylvania RN programs vary in length from 2 to 4 years, so one can begin a nursing career after a fairly short amount of time. For someone who is interested in pursuing such a career, Pennsylvania RN programs are a great opportunity.

Becoming an RN in Pennsylvania

In PA, one can become an RN either by examination or by endorsement. In order to become licensed by examination, one must have have completed a Board-approved education program for registered nursing. Then, he or she must submit the Pennsylvania Exam/TPP application to the Board of Nursing and then register and take the NCLEX.

In order to become licensed by endorsement, one must be licensed in another state or jurisdiction by an education program and exam equivalent to the one used by PA. If the applicant has allowed his or her license to lapse for 5 years or more, he or she must fulfill continuing competency requirements before becoming licensed in Pennsylvania.

Foreign applicants can also apply for licensure by endorsement as long as they have completed the NCLEX in other state or jurisdiction. In addition, the individual's education must be deemed equivalent by the Board based on the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) evaluation.

Renewing an RN License

The renewal period for RNs in Pennsylvania is 2 years. RNs are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education in each renewal period.

Additional Resources

The Best RN Schools in Pennsylvania

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Pennsylvania residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Pennsylvania RN Resources

81 RN Schools in Pennsylvania

Cedar Crest College

Neumann College

Moravian College

Northampton Community College

St. Luke’s Hospital

  • 801 Ostrum Street Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Programs: RN
    (484) 526-4000

Bloomsburg University

Montgomery County Community College

  • 340 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (215) 641-6300

University of Pittsburgh

Harcum College

Butler County Community College

DeSales University

Widener University

Lock Haven University

Brandywine Hospital

  • 201 Reeceville Road Coatesville, PA 19320
    Programs: RN
    (610) 383-8000

Mount Aloysius College

Misericordia University

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Gannon University

Messiah College

  • One College Avenue Grantham, PA 17027
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (717) 766-2511

Gwynedd-Mercy College

Harrisburg Area Community College

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Conemaugh Health System

Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Lewistown Hospital

  • 400 Highland Avenue Lewistown, PA 17044
    Programs: RN
    (717) 248-5411

St. Francis University

Mansfield University

Ohio Valley General Hospital

Delaware County Community College

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

  • 800 Manchester Ave Media, PA 19063
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    1(800)422-0025

Community College of Beaver County

Community College of Allegheny County

Robert Morris University

Luzerne County Community College

  • 1333 South Prospect Street Nanticoke, PA 18634
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    1(800)337-5222

Jameson Memorial Hospital

  • 1211 Wilmington Road New Castle, PA 16105
    Programs: CNA, RN
    (724) 658-9001

Citizens School of Nursing

Bucks County Community College

Mercyhurst College

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Community College of Philadelphia

Frankford Hospital

  • 9432 Roosevelt Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19115
    Programs: RN
    (215) 676-9711

Holy Family University

La Salle University

Methodist Hospital

  • 2301 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Programs: RN
    (215) 952-9000

Northeastern Hospital

  • 2301 E. Allegheny Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19134
    Programs: RN
    (215) 291-3107

Roxborough Memorial Hospital

  • 5800 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Programs: RN
    (215) 483-9900

St Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing

  • 801 West Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Programs: RN
    (215) 787-2323

Temple University

Tuh Episcopal School of Nursing

  • 100 East Lehigh Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125
    Programs: LPN, RN
    (215) 707-1200

Carlow College

Laroche College

St. Margaret Memorial Hospital

  • 815 Freeport Road Pittsburgh, PA 15215
    Programs: LPN, RN
    (412) 784-4000

UPMC Mercy

  • 1400 Locust Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Programs: RN
    (412) 232-8111

UPMC Shadyside Hospital

  • 5230 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Programs: RN
    (412) 623-2121

Western Pennsylvania Hospital

  • 4800 Friendship Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    Programs: RN
    (412) 578-5000

Pottsville Hospital

  • 700 East Norwegian Street Pottsville, PA 17901
    Programs: RN
    (570) 621-4000

Alvernia University

Reading Area Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Marywood University

University of Scranton

Sewickley Valley Hospital

  • 720 Blackburn Road Sewickley, PA 15143
    Programs: RN
    (412) 741-6600

Sharon Regional Health System

Eastern University

University of Pittsburgh

  • 504 East Main Street Titusville, PA 16354
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (814) 827-4400

Penn State University

Villanova University

Washington Hospital

West Chester University Pennsylvania

Reading Hospital

  • Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street West Reading, PA 19611
    Programs: RN
    (866) 988-4377

Wilkes University

Abington Memorial Hospital

York College of Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County Community College