The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, RN Options Program at Johnstown (Early Admission to MSN/DNP) curriculum is designed for registered nurses who obtained their nursing education from either a CCNE or NLN accredited diploma or an associate degree program, to complete their nursing education with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) while offering an opportunity to obtain an early admission to graduate nursing education.
Courses are taught by nursing leaders who are experts in their field. Faculty serve as educators, role models and mentors for their students.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown RN Options track is for professional nurses who are enthusiastically committed to their role as patient care advocates ensuring best possible healthcare outcomes. The RN Options curriculum builds upon the professional nurse's strengths and experiences to expand professional knowledge and practice skills which will provide potential career changing opportunities.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown School of Nursing recognizes its obligation to prepare professional nurses to be competent healthcare professionals. Graduates of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown School of Nursing possess critical appraisal/thinking skills, sophisticated clinical practice knowledge, and the ability to integrate the latest research findings to provide thorough, safe and efffective patient care.
RN Options provides nurses an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills at a school of nursing with an international reputation for excellence. US News and World Report recognizes the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing among the top 10 graduate schools of nursing in the United States. The School of Nursing is consistently ranked among the top 5 schools of nursing for research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Many healthcare organizations are recognizing the advantage of having more bachelors and masters prepared professional nurses. Research clearly indicates patients cared for by professional nurses with advanced degrees have a higher incidence of positive healthcare outcomes.
Your specific requirements are best identified by requesting an individualized student course plan. You may do this by sending transcripts of all college courses previously taken to: Pitt-Johnstown, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences, 214 Nursing and Health Sciences Building, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904. You may contact us at (814) 269-2995 for further details.
RN Options Curriculum (subject to change)
* Can be challenged by exam
+ Credits can be transferred from other University/College institutions for credit if approved by University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Note: All previous science related coursework corresponding to this curriculum must have been completed within 10 years of admission to the University of Pittsburgh