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Nursing Program ranked top 10 nationwide

Matthew Stultz Jun 13, 2022

Waynesburg University's Nursing Program was recently ranked No. 8 in the 2022 "Best Colleges for Nursing" national rankings by Scrubs and Beyond.

This recognition affirms the commitment to provide the best nursing education to our students, through maintenance of a rigorous program with high standards.”

Dr. Kathy Stolfer

Waynesburg was the only Pennsylvania nursing school among the top 10.

“The nursing faculty at Waynesburg University are very honored by the national ranking,” said Dr. Kathy Stolfer, professor of nursing and director of the Nursing Program. “This recognition affirms the commitment to provide the best nursing education to our students, through maintenance of a rigorous program with high standards.”

Scrubs and Beyond used available data from the Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the National Center for Education Statistics.

More than 750 colleges and universities from across the United States were assessed in three main categories: school factors, nursing programs and career potential.

School factors included graduation rates and the total annual tuition. The nursing programs category referenced the ratio of nursing graduates to the student population. Career potential looked at average earnings at the early and mid-career points, as well as the employment rate six years post job entry.

Waynesburg’s undergraduate and graduate nursing degree programs are consistently ranked for value and excellence among the region and nation.

State-of-the-art facilities

Nursing students 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 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. 

The Department of Nursing

As a student in the Department of Nursing, you'll be well-rounded and capable of providing ethical and scientific care-giving with multi-cultural patients, experiencing diverse health concerns, in a variety of health care settings.

The undergraduate nursing program offers a curriculum sequence for students wishing to pursue a career in professional nursing. Additionally, curriculum sequences are provided for the Licensed Practical Nurse, the RN seeking a BSN degree, and the individual with a degree who is interested in obtaining a BSN as a second degree.