Francis University's nursing program has been ranked the
number one nursing program in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org.
Nursing programs were assessed on several factors, which
represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond.
Past and present NCLEX-RN “pass-rates” weighted by year, were analyzed for this
University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program recently became the
only program in the state to have 100 percent of its graduates pass the National
Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for the past four consecutive years.
am so very proud of our nursing faculty, staff and students for this
outstanding accomplishment. This recognition affirms the outstanding health
science programs we have at the University,” stated Dr. Donald Walkovich, Dean
of the School of Health Sciences.
“We are delighted by this
ranking, and so grateful for all of the time and effort that the
faculty students, and administration have put forth in achieving such outstanding
outcomes,” said Dr. Rita Trofino, who serves as the Nursing Department Chair and
Associate Dean in the School of Health Sciences.
According to Dr.
Trofino, job placement has been excellent, as 100% of graduates who seek
professional employment within 3 months of graduation have jobs in the
profession. Most have jobs within 2 months of graduation. Areas
of employment for recent graduates include: UPMC Altoona; UPMC Children’s
Hospital; Mayo Clinic; Conemaugh Health System; Cleveland Clinic; Geisinger
Medical Center; Pinnacle West Shore; Latrobe Excela; UPMC Mercy; Hospital of
the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; West Virginia University Medical
Center, Ruby Memorial Hospital; and Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center,
Baltimore. Dr. Kim Forst is the BSN Program Director,
and can be reached 814-472-3314, or at email@example.com.
Saint Francis has been providing quality undergraduate
nursing education for more than 30 years and has recently built upon that excellence
with the new Master
of Science in Nursing (MSN), Leadership/Education Track (L/E) which opened in
fall of 2016. Dr. Camille Wendekier is the Program Director of the MSN, L/E
Program, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or at 814-472-2843. This degree provides BSN graduates with a new option to
pursue administrative/leadership or educational roles, according to Dr. Trofino.
This program is now accepting
applications for its summer cohort.
Dr. Lenore Resick, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, was recently
hired as the Program Director for the Master
of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner Track (FNP). The proposal
for this new program was submitted to the PA State Board of Nursing in December
of 2016. We are currently awaiting word on approval of this program. Dr. Resick
can be reached at email@example.com
or at 814-472-2833.
Students interested in nursing options at Saint Francis
University may visit www.francis.edu/nursing.
The baccalaureate nursing program at Saint
Francis University has full approval by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(CCNE). Application for accreditation of the graduate program has been
submitted, and CCNE will make an accreditation site visit on March 14-16, 2018.
Saint Francis University remains accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.