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Nursing Program

Turn your compassion into a lifelong career at a premier nursing program in the region.


We’re continually recognized as one of the best baccalaureate nursing programs in the state of Pennsylvania for excellence and value.

Through real-world scenarios and scholarship, you’ll develop the leadership and technical skills needed for a range of healthcare industry positions, and your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Waynesburg University will give you a competitive advantage as you start your career.

100% pass rate

National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

BSN graduates at Waynesburg University have earned a 100% pass rate on their first attempt of the NCLEX-RN eight times since 2008.

What Sets Us Apart

One-on-one faculty attention

Full-time experienced nursing faculty, not teaching assistants, will advise you and lead classes that are small and attuned to your personal learning style. We place an emphasis on clinical practice, including in courses for pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric nursing. 

Establish high academic standards

Adherence to high academic standards promotes strong program outcomes. Application of theoretical concepts of evidence-based practice foster critical thinking and development of problem solving skills.

Get experience early

Start clinical practice as soon as sophomore year. You’ll practice complex patient care in simulated situations to learn and apply cognitive, psychomotor, and decision-making skills. Our new simulation lab offers eight patient simulation rooms with audio-video recording, remote-viewing capabilities, and high-fidelity simulators, preparing future nurses for real-world scenarios in a range of healthcare field and industry positions. 

Focus on your success

In addition to an RN NCLEX Review Course, participate in community health programs and learn to share your knowledge with a variety of clinical population health groups. In the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and Nu Sigma WU’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honorary, you’ll develop leadership skills that you can take to the multiple job and career planning fairs we connect you to.

Notable Rankings & Achievements

No. 1

Ranked No. 1 for value in the state of Pennsylvania by College Factual (2021).

Top 5%

Recognized as a "Best Value" by College Factual (2021), ranking in the top 5% nationwide.


WU graduates have scored a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX examination from 2008-2012 and in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Waynesburg University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

Nursing News and Events


View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.