Nursing

Nursing student

124 Total Credits
Bachelor of Science

Pitt-Greensburg will enroll its first class of baccalaureate nursing students in Fall 2017. The Pitt-Greensburg nursing program is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 nursing schools in the country by US News & World Report. The Pitt-Greensburg program is accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The program is designed to provide a strong foundation for professional practice in today’s healthcare environment. The BSN program prepares students as generalists in nursing who are ready for clinical practice as well as for continued professional development and graduate education. Graduates qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for professional certification as a registered nurse.

Overview of curriculum

First Year

  • Core scientific concepts and theories related to understanding nursing practice

Second Year

  • Clinical study in a variety of settings focused on health promotion and identification of risk factors
  • Clinical nursing skills are practiced in Nursing Skills Lab on campus

Third Year

  • Care of individuals and families of all ages who are experiencing the stress of illness
  • Clinical experiences in both acute and specialized care settings

Fourth Year

  • Care of individuals, families and communities experiences more complex illnesses and problems
  • Culminating clinical course that provides students with a transition into clinical practice

Pitt-Greensburg nursing students will spend approximately 900 hours in clinical rotations directed by nursing faculty and supervised by on-site clinical preceptors. Settings for clinical experiences include three local acute care hospitals, a children’s hospital, a long-term care facility, and a hospice facility. Students will also gain experience with home health and other community organizations and services. The variety of settings helps prepare students to interact effectively with patients and other health care providers in a wide range of circumstances.

Kaplan Prep

A series of Kaplan Preparation Practice Tests are integrated throughout the Nursing program. A Diagnostic Prep, a Predictor Exam and a four-day Kaplan Review are scheduled at end of the program to provide students with prep resources to take the National Nursing License Exam.