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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. Not only are nurses in high demand, a career in nursing:

  • Is a challenging, rewarding career on the cutting edge of technology
  • Is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of diverse populations on a daily basis
  • Is a gateway to meeting exciting individuals and peers
  • Offers competitive salaries and flexible hours
  • Provides job stability and security
  • Opens the door to unlimited career opportunities in hospitals,school settings, nursing homes, administration, case management, research, consulting, management, and administration
  • Provides opportunities for advanced practice as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, or other specialized roles
  • Allows you to work in specialty areas such as emergency nursing, critical care, pediatrics, obstetrics, behavioral health, community health/home health, and geriatrics
  • Enables you to start a career in nursing as a high school graduate or as a second career
  • Gives you the opportunity to change lives!

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

      "Marywood's nursing program helped me reach my goal of becoming an OB/NICU nurse."

      - Christa McGraw

      Accreditation of Nursing Program

      In fall 2014, the Marywood Nursing program received word that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) had awarded the BSN program initial, five-year accreditation from January 13, 2014 through December 31, 2019. For more information, please go to Accreditation.

      NCLEX 3 year Pass Rate

      2017: 96% Pass Rate

      2016:  75% Pass Rate

      2015:  94.4% Pass Rate

      3 year Employment Rate

      2016: 90%

      2015: 94.7%

      2014: 100%

      3 year Program Completion Rate

      2016: 48.3%

      2015: 37%

      2014: 40%