Why Major in Nursing?

Eastern University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) traditional program provides exceptional academics, personalized faculty attention, and diverse clinical experiences. This is a full time, four-year program (8 academic semesters).  Graduates are prepared for successful completion of the NCLEX and licensing as a registered nurse.  

Our students develop and practice clinical judgement and decision-making in the School of Nursing’s state of the art Nursing Resource & Simulation Lab while also gaining real world experiences in a wide range of clinical experiences within the community.  Students complete over 600 hours of clinical experiences throughout the curriculum focused on a range of specialties including adult health, maternal/newborn, pediatrics, behavioral health, and community health nursing.  Courses designed to emphasize leadership development and nursing research prepare graduates for their roles as professional nurses. Throughout the program, students will work with exceptional faculty and staff who are dedicated to guiding and mentoring them throughout the educational journey.  Our small class size, assures that each student has the opportunity to receive individualized attention to support academic success. Christian values and ethics are incorporated into the program, and our faith-based community enriches student learning.

“The nursing program at Eastern helps you understand the disease process, but most importantly helps you see the patient and family as whole beings: body, heart and soul. Everything I learned at Eastern I still use in my practice today.”

Marissa Burns, BSN '17

Student Testimonials

“Eastern’s NCLEX-RN pass rate average for the last five years is over 95%, making Eastern one of the highest-scoring nursing programs in the state.”

Dr. Melissa Snyder, Associate Dean of the School of Nursing

State-of-the-Art Nursing Lab

Learn more about Eastern's Nursing Resource & Simulation (NRS) Lab!

Accreditations and Approvals

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Eastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 887-6791.

The baccalaureate program in nursing is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

State Credentialing

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local requirements may exist for field placements or practica in this state. Out-of-state student placements/practica cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Health and Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local requirements and regulations for their field placement/practica coursework.