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Master list of Direct Entry Nursing Programs:

greenwitchgreenwitch Posts: 2,435Registered User Senior Member
edited December 2013 in Nursing Major
Because of all the interest, I thought it would be helpful to start a list of all schools that offer a traditional 4-year direct-entry BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree.

The alternative program is a 2 + 2 program where the first 2 years are spent taking prerequisites and the student has to reapply to continue the 2nd two years in the nursing program. The problem with this method, is that schools are not forthcoming about how many deserving applicants they don't allow to continue for the second two years simply because there is not enough space. Plus, the student's education is "chopped up" a bit by being so different for each half and for having to reapply to one's own school as a first semester sophomore.

So, if you KNOW that a school is a direct-entry 4-year BSN, add it to the list below and please indicate the state it's in.

Samford University (AL)
Sacred Heart University (CT)
Stevenson University (MD)
Elmira College (NY)
Hartwick College (NY)
Moravian College (PA)
University of Scranton (PA)
Wilkes University (PA)
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Replies to: Master list of Direct Entry Nursing Programs:

  • Kiley(:Kiley(: Posts: 200Registered User Junior Member
    University of California-LA (CA)
    University of California-Irvine (CA)
  • greenwitchgreenwitch Posts: 2,435Registered User Senior Member
    Wow, a couple of publics that are direct-entry! Great news.

    Samford University (AL)
    University of California-LA (CA)
    University of California-Irvine (CA)
    Sacred Heart University (CT)
    Stevenson University (MD)
    Elmira College (NY)
    Hartwick College (NY)
    Moravian College (PA)
    University of Scranton (PA)
    Wilkes University (PA)
  • aglagesaglages Posts: 2,529Registered User Senior Member
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Pennsylvania
    Penn State University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Gannon
    Carlow
    Waynesburg
    Michigan

    Also, I believe there are some 1+3 nursing programs like Ohio University and WVU (although you might be able to gain direct entry if your "stats" are high enough).
  • greenwitchgreenwitch Posts: 2,435Registered User Senior Member
    Samford University (AL)
    University of California-LA (CA)
    University of California-Irvine (CA)
    Sacred Heart University (CT)
    Stevenson University (MD)
    University of Michigan (MI)
    Elmira College (NY)
    Hartwick College (NY)
    Case Western Reserve University (OH)
    Carlow University (PA)
    Gannon University (PA)
    Moravian College (PA)
    Penn State University (PA)
    University of Pennsylvania (PA)
    University of Pittsburgh (PA)
    University of Scranton (PA)
    Waynesburg University (PA)
    Wilkes University (PA)

    Pennsylvania is definitely in the lead!
  • SingDanceRunLifeSingDanceRunLife Posts: 1,787Registered User Senior Member
    Temple University (PA)
    Drexel University (PA)
    D'Youville College (NY)
    Le Moyne College (NY)
  • qdogpaqdogpa Posts: 2,417- Member
    Dusquesne (Pa)
    Fairfield U (CT)
    Villanova(PA)
  • greenwitchgreenwitch Posts: 2,435Registered User Senior Member
    I also added Xavier and Otterbein

    Samford University (AL)
    University of California-LA (CA)
    University of California-Irvine (CA)
    Fairfield University (CT)
    Sacred Heart University (CT)
    Stevenson University (MD)
    University of Michigan (MI)
    D'Youville College (NY)
    Elmira College (NY)
    Hartwick College (NY)
    Le Moyne College (NY)
    Case Western Reserve University (OH)
    Otterbein College (OH)
    Xavier University (OH)
    Carlow University (PA)
    Drexel University (PA)
    Dusquesne University (PA)
    Gannon University (PA)
    Moravian College (PA)
    Penn State University (PA)
    Temple University (PA)
    University of Pennsylvania (PA)
    University of Pittsburgh (PA)
    University of Scranton (PA)
    Villanova University (PA)
    Waynesburg University (PA)
    Wilkes University (PA)
  • 1sokkermom1sokkermom Posts: 3,515Registered User Senior Member
    Quinnipiac (CT)
    UVM (VT)
    UNH (NH)
    Seton Hall (NJ)
    U Maine (ME)
    U Rhode Island (RI)
    Northeastern (MA)
  • nursinghopefulnursinghopeful Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    UConn (CT)
    UMass (MA)
    St. Anselm (NH)
  • worried_momworried_mom Posts: 2,205Registered User Senior Member
    Boston College (MA)
  • greenwitchgreenwitch Posts: 2,435Registered User Senior Member
    I also added Shepherd U. and Marymount

    Samford University (AL)
    University of California-LA (CA)
    University of California-Irvine (CA)
    Fairfield University (CT)
    Quinnipiac University (CT)
    Sacred Heart University (CT)
    University of Connecticut (CT)
    University of Maine (ME)
    Boston College (MA)
    Northeastern University (MA)
    University of Massachusetts (MA)
    Stevenson University (MD)
    University of Michigan (MI)
    St. Anselm College (NH)
    University of New Hampshire (NH)
    Seton Hall University (NJ)
    D'Youville College (NY)
    Elmira College (NY)
    Hartwick College (NY)
    Le Moyne College (NY)
    Case Western Reserve University (OH)
    Otterbein College (OH)
    Xavier University (OH)
    Carlow University (PA)
    Drexel University (PA)
    Dusquesne University (PA)
    Gannon University (PA)
    Moravian College (PA)
    Penn State University (PA)
    Temple University (PA)
    University of Pennsylvania (PA)
    University of Pittsburgh (PA)
    University of Scranton (PA)
    Villanova University (PA)
    Waynesburg University (PA)
    Wilkes University (PA)
    University of Rhode Island (RI)
    Marymount University (VA)
    University of Vermont (VT)
    Shepherd University (WV)
  • withlovemeganwithlovemegan Posts: 173Registered User Junior Member
    The College of New Jersey :] (I'll be a nursing major there this fall!)
  • Kiley(:Kiley(: Posts: 200Registered User Junior Member
    I always knew that California didn't have many direct entry programs, but this makes me realize it applies to the whole west coast!
  • momof3Dmomof3D Posts: 137Registered User Junior Member
    University of Portland
    Seattle University
    Pacific Lutheran University (just started direct entry)
    University of San Francisco
  • wuggroewuggroe Posts: 131Registered User Junior Member
    New York University (NY)
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