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RNCareers Ranks Nursing Program Best in State

June 28, 2019 Author: Tom Havrilla Tags: Distinctions , Health Sciences and Education , University News

RNCareers.orgOne of the nation's leading nursing resources,, has ranked the Saint Francis University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program the best RN program in Pennsylvania.

Using NCLEX exam pass rates, tuition costs, faculty strength and other information important to nurses, RNCareers ranked 36 CCNE, ACEN, and state-approved nursing programs and awarded SFU’s BSN program an overall score of 100 percent. Saint Francis was the only university in Pennsylvania to achieve a perfect score.

According to RNCareers, one of the best measures of a nursing program’s ability to prepare its students to become a registered nurse is to look at an institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates. Saint Francis’s BSN program is the only program in Pennsylvania to have a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the past five consecutive years.

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About the program

This distinction marks the second nursing organization to rank the SFU nursing best in Pennsylvania. Earlier this year ranked the BSN program tops in the state for the second straight year. 

The Department of Nursing’s goal is to inspire students to dedicate themselves to service, leadership, critical self-reflection and life-long learning in the spirit of Franciscan values.

 The Nursing Program challenges students in the application of clinical reasoning, cultural competence, patient care technologies, and inter-professional collaborative practice.

Embracing an evidence-based approach, they are dedicated to providing safe and quality care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

Saint Francis University’s Nursing program has recently built upon its foundation with the new nursing graduate programs:  Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership/Education (L/E,) MSN Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track , and Post Master’s FNP certificate.


The baccalaureate nursing program at Saint Francis University has full approval by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree program and master’s degree programs (MSN L/E; MSN FNP) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Saint Francis University remains fully accredited by the Middle States Commission.

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