Healthcare is a complex and evolving industry. More than ever before, employers are looking for nurses with a bachelor's degree. Seton Hill University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program will prepare you with everything you need to succeed. Here on the Hill, you'll learn from people who care about you - while you prepare to transform the quality of healthcare for others.
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Why Choose Seton Hill?
Nationally Recognized Programs in the Health Sciences
Nursing is the newest addition to Seton Hill’s renowned programs in the natural and health sciences. Here, you will be surrounded by faculty who are dedicated to teaching and learning in a variety of health science fields, including forensic science, nutrition and dietetics, and osteopathic medicine.
Community Healthcare Partners
You will benefit from our partnerships with local and regional hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers during your clinical experiences. Partners include:
- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
- UPMC East
- UPMC McKeesport
- Allegheny Health Network
- Forbes Hospital
- Jefferson Hospital
- Excela Health Network
- Westmoreland Hospital (Greensburg)
- Latrobe Hospital
- Frick Hospital
- Uniontown Hospital
- Loyalhanna Care Center
- William Penn Care Center
- Caritas Christi
Career Services for Life
Seton Hill’s award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will work with you, your professors, and local, regional and national employers to provide you with the career preparation skills, clinical experiences and placement services you need. The Center’s services remain available to you at any time you need them in your career.
A Comprehensive, Personalized Degree
A liberal arts foundation for your study in nursing provides you with an enhanced knowledge base that prepares you for a wider variety of careers. At Seton Hill, you will learn from faculty members who have practical nursing and healthcare experience. They will provide academic support tailored to your personal and career goals. At Seton Hill, you also benefit from:
- Practical experience beginning in your sophomore year.
- A full range of clubs and professional development opportunities.
- Adding a second major in one of our other health science programs, or any other program you in which you have an interest. (Our History Program, for instance, has a concentration in the History of Medicine.)
- Taking courses in a minor field of study (like Medical Spanish, Art or Exercise Science).
- Earning a combined, accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree (a bachelor of nursing and an MBA in Healthcare Administration, for instance).
Seton Hill’s new Wukich School of Nursing and Boyle Health Sciences Center will provide you with the best in academic, clinical and research facilities and resources.
Because laboratory courses at Seton Hill are small, you will do more than just watch experiments - you will perform them yourself, using the same sophisticated facilities and equipment that your professors use.
Research & Internship Opportunities
As an upperclassman, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in ongoing research, both here on campus and through research internships at universities and institutions across the country.
Evidence-Based & Student-Centered Curriculum
Evidence-based care develops personalized patient treatment plans based on the:
- Best scientific evidence
- Professional expertise of the caregiver
- Patient’s experience, needs and values
At Seton Hill, you’ll learn about evidence-based care in an environment where your goals and personal learning style are integrated into your education.
Your Nursing Career
- An increased emphasis on preventive care
- Growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity
- Demand for senior healthcare services as people live longer and more active lives
Upon completion of Seton Hill’s Nursing Program, you will be eligible to take the licensing examination (NCLEX) for professional registered nurses. As a graduate of this program you will be prepared to function as a professional nurse in a variety of healthcare settings.
The median annual pay for registered nurses in 2017 was $70,000.
Seton Hill University's BSN program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing