Become a Nurse

Interested in a degree where you can make a difference in a person’s life?

Learn about our four-year Nursing degree at Penn State Fayette. Unlock opportunities in hospitals, agencies, and rehab centers to join the frontline of healthcare where employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 6 percent—that's ~203,200 job openings each year!

Our nursing program is offered through the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is one of the largest educators of pre-licensure students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with over 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students on 13 campuses.

Two students in the nursing lab.

Make a difference with Nursing

Unlock opportunities in hospitals, agencies, rehab centers, and more. Join the frontline of healthcare and commit to a rewarding profession that emphasizes compassionate care and medical expertise.

Two students at Frick Hospital working in a lab.

Nursing Exploration Day

Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2024, to explore Penn State Fayette's Nursing program. 

If you're interested in learning how you can earn a four-year bachelors of science in nursing at Penn State, while staying close to home, this is the program for you. You will have an opportunity to meet with nursing faculty, tour and interact with our state-of-the-art facilities and simulation labs, and have your admission questions answered. We'll even waive your $65.00 application fee if you haven't yet applied! 

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Opportunities for financial aid

Most students at Penn State Fayette qualify for some form of financial aid such as loans, scholarships, and grants.

All first-year students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, will be considered for Fayette campus scholarships. These are merit scholarships and are based on an applicant’s previous accomplishments. 

Many students studying in the Student Success Center.

Enjoy big opportunities with exceptional benefits

With the personal touch of a small campus, Penn State Fayette boasts award-winning faculty and staff who are ready to guide you toward a fulfilling career with internship and professional development opportunities.

Penn State Fayette's Student Success Center offers a dynamic and supportive learning environment for students.

Equipped with state-of-the-art resources, the center provides academic advising, tutoring services, and career counseling, ensuring that students have the tools and guidance necessary to succeed academically and professionally. The center's dedicated staff work closely with students to tailor support to their individual needs, making it an ideal place for those seeking a well-rounded and engaging college experience.

Students rafting at Ohiopyle.

Discover your creative outlet

With more than 15 clubs and student-run organizations, you can build a resume and make connections based on interests that speak to you ... all while having fun with your peers!

Become a leader and advocate for change within the Student Government Association; find your creative outlet inside The Eberly Music Performance Organization; escape into the great outdoors and plan trips with the Outing and Adventure Club; make a difference and join THON, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy, and take a stand against childhood cancer, and more.

Whether you’re commuting from home or living in nearby affordable off-campus housing, the opportunities for fun are abundant.

Your student activities calendar will be brimming with exciting events both on and off campus, including white-water rafting, live theatre productions, and trips to amusement parks, all enhancing your college experience.

Volleyball player blocking the ball.

Compete in college sports

Penn State Fayette offers various intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, excelling in academic and athletic achievement. With 16 Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) championships, our award-winning coaches support current and future student-athletes.

Our athletes have won United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Player of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year awards, with coaches earning National Coach of the Year honors. Student Athletes comprise 25 percent of the student body and excel academically through the SAGE program. With a consistent GPA above 3.2, they reflect Fayette’s commitment to excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Nursing students at Frick Hospital Education Lab.

Schedule a visit today

There's a place for everyone at Penn State Fayette. Our faculty and staff are here to support students as they earn their degree and move onto successful careers.

If you're interested in learning more, touring our campus, and picturing yourself as a student here, set up an appointment today. Call 724-430-4130 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a visit. 

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!