"The program that Marywood offers for the transition from LPN to RN provides you the opportunity to take your passion for nursing to the next level."

- Michelle Lewis, LPN

Why Nursing?

Nursing forms a major component of the health care provided within society. The field of nursing encompasses those aspects of health care which assist a client to identify human responses to health problems and to alleviate those problems. A career in nursing is:

  • Challenging, rewarding career on the cutting edge of technology
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of diverse populations on a daily basis
  • Gateway to meeting exciting individuals and peers
  • Competitive salaries and flexible hours
  • Job stability and security
  • Unlimited career opportunities in hospitals,school settings, nursing homes, administration, case management, research, consulting, management, and administration
  • Opportunities for advanced practice as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, or other specialized roles
  • Specialty areas such as emergency nursing, critical care, pediatrics, obstetrics, behavioral health, community health/home health, and geriatrics
  • Able to start a career in nursing as a high school graduate or as a second career
  • High demand for registered nurses

To become a licensed registered nurse, students must complete a rigorous program of study. Students must then pass the National Council of Licensure Examination in the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Why Marywood?

Marywood University's Nursing Department offers students an academic education through an interdisciplinary approach to practicing nursing in diverse community populations. Nursing students are provided both academic and personal enrichment through highly educated and skilled faculty and staff to help them become leading professionals in today's healthcare environment. The nursing program prepares students to become licensed registered nurses. The program teaches students how to use evidence based practice to provide high-quality nursing care to clients in a variety of health care settings. The nursing program at Marywood University also offers:

  • Small class sizes and low student-faculty ratio
  • Innovative nursing technology and real-world simulation
  • Service learning experiences in local and global settings
  • Simulation, using human patient simulators and realistic patient clinical scenarios, that allows students hands-on practice and fosters critical thinking and decision making abilities
  • Professional development and assistance transitioning into the workplace
  • A professional prep course to prepare nursing students for licensure
  • Interaction with area clinical sites, which fosters inter-professional education and collaboration
  • Final semester Internship experience