Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Registered Nurses must meet all the curriculum requirements for the nursing major. An RN may be awarded academic credit for previous non-nursing studies. In accordance with the Pennsylvania Articulation Model, 32 nursing credits may be awarded upon completion of the Professional Nursing Seminar (NUR 324), which facilitates progress toward degree completion.
Cedar Crest will accept RNs directly into the nursing program without testing, provided the applicant has graduated from an NLNAC accredited and state approved program; is licensed to practice as an RN; obtained a 2.5 GPA in their previous course of study; and graduated within three years of application to the school or worked 1,000 hours within the last three years. (See theNursingDepartment for specific criteria) All RNs must have RN licensure from the state of Pennsylvania.
Prior to enrolling in upper division Nursing courses, the RN student must complete the Natural and Social Science courses and the Probability and Statistics course.
Upper division Nursing courses include:
NUR 324 Professional Nursing Seminar
NUR 311 Health Assessment
NUR 322 Research I
NUR 332 Research II
NUR 333 Health Promotion of the Community
NUR 334 Leadership in Nursing
A total of 19 credits in Nursing and 71 credits from the Central Curriculum are required for completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
RNs must also submit the following requirements prior to entering NUR 333 Health Promotion of the Community or NUR 334/335 Leadership in Nursing:
Clearance from Health Services
FBI criminal background check
Child abuse history clearance
CPR certification – level C
Proof of health insurance
BSN Program Details
The Nursing Program at Cedar Crest provides a solid foundation in nursing practice anchored in a strong liberal arts education, which is essential to developing the critical thinking and communication skills needed for success.
A focus of the program is in promoting optimal health of individuals, families and groups in home, hospital, and community settings.
MSN Program Details
The program is designed to accommodate the schedule of today’s professional nurse. Complete the program in only two years with class attendance one night per week. (Note: Candidates may also choose to apply as a non-degree visiting student and take a maximum of 6 credits from the nursing CORE courses. Upon completion of those credits, students must apply for admission.)