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Marta Smolarczyk, '14

Nursing major State College, PA

"The nursing program is challenging, but the instructors really prepare you. The program is strong because of their expertise—they not only know how to teach, but are great nurses too, and they bring that into the classroom."

  • Still in high school and looking for a degree in nursing? Consider our bachelor's degree in nursing.
  • Want to become an RN and already have a bachelor's degree in another field? Consider our second degree nursing program.
  • Already an RN and want to get a Bachelor's degree in nursing? Consider our RN to BS program, which is delivered in an accelerated/blended format.

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing
The national picture of nursing education is changing. As a leader in the field, Penn State is transitioning the associate of science (A.S.) degree to a baccalaureate of science (B.S.) degree in Nursing at the Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto, and Worthington Scranton campuses. This transition aligns with the future of nursing practice and projected employment patterns. The fall 2014 semester was the final opportunity for admission to the two-year associate of science (A.S.) program in Nursing, and the first opportunity for admission to the four-year baccalaureate of science (B.S.) program in Nursing at these five campuses. For more information, visit the College of Nursing website.
CURRENT STUDENTS: Please refer to the College of Nursing Web site for access to the student handbook, recommended academic plan, and other necessary information.

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Penn State Altoona held a pinning ceremony for the twenty graduates of the fourth cohort of the Second Degree BS program in Nursing in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo, Dean of the College of Nursing, was the guest speaker for the evening. The event was attended by many family, friends, and faculty.