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Department of Nursing


About the Department

Westminster’s nursing programs prepare nurses for immediate and long-term success in healthcare careers. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is the preferred degree for nurses in hospital settings and gives you the skills you need to work in emergency rooms, intensive care units, and operating rooms. Other career opportunities include geriatric or rehabilitation care, becoming a licensed school nurse and working at a physician’s office.

An accredited BSN also opens the door other advanced degrees: our graduates are eligible to apply to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs and may focus on the pursuit of advanced practice roles in nursing, including Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), Certified Registered Nurse Midwife (CRNM) or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

The department currently offers two BSN programs. Our 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is offered in partnership with UPMC Jameson School of Nursing. Our Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Program offers working professional nurses a flexible and affordable way to deepen knowledge and add skills, leading to new career opportunities.


Accreditation Information

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Westminster College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (



Majors, Minors & Programs




Experiences & Opportunities

At Westminster, learning isn’t limited to the classroom. In each of our 50+ majors and pre-professional programs, your education will be enhanced by the purposeful combination of expert classroom instruction and hands-on learning opportunities. Internships, undergraduate research and studying abroad are just a few of the real experiences our students get that lead to real success after graduation.

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Faculty & Academic Staff

Teachers, researchers, experts, mentors...our faculty members are all these things and more to their students. They trained in universities around the globe, but they chose to teach and conduct research at Westminster because of the focus on student development and success. Their dedication to mentoring and teaching is evident in our students’ success when it comes to graduation rates, post-graduation employment and graduate and professional school acceptance.

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