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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2021-2022 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  Feb 06, 2023
2021-2022 Bradford Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nursing, AS

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Contact: Dr. Jean Truman

The Unit in Nursing prepares professional nurses for entry to practice at the associate degree level and provides further education for the registered nurse at the more advanced baccalaureate level of practice. This includes advanced clinical skills and preparation for independent leadership and management roles in a variety of settings.

The Associate of Science in Nursing degree program (ASN) is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC). ASN graduates are required to take the national examination for registered nurse licensure. A person with criminal convictions may be prohibited from licensure as a registered nurse by the boards of nursing in various states. Prospective students in that situation should call the board of nursing in the state where they plan to practice.

The RN-BSN degree completion program is accredited by ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC)

ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia, 30326

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements in the Major

Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all required nursing courses and science cognate courses (BIOL 0202, BIOL 0212, BIOL 0213, BIOL 0222, BIOL 0223, and CHEM 0103 ), as well as a minimum grade of “C-” in all required General Education and elective courses.

Credits: 38

Required for some students:

Human experience electives:

(choose 6 credits from two of the following three area)

Arts and Letters; Behavioral, Economic, and Political Sciences; History, Cultures, and Philosophical Inquiry

Credits: 28

Minimum credits required for graduation: 66

Please be advised

Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.


Please note, that Pitt Bradford is located in rural Pennsylvania.  Clinical experiences throughout the ASN and RN-BSN programs necessitate travel to agencies within and beyond the Bradford community in order to facilitate student’s meeting program outcomes. When the student is enrolled in a course necessitating travel to community agencies, the student is responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the agency.  Students are not permitted to travel in agency-employee-vehicles during clinical or observational experiences.

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