A concept-based curriculum combining classroom work with immersive simulation and clinical experiences.
Your Nursing Career Starts on Hawk Hill
Earn your BSN at Saint Joseph’s University.
Opening Fall 2024.
Saint Joseph’s University is
Philadelphia’s new leader in healthcare education.
Saint Joseph's is adding to an already robust portfolio of healthcare programs. Through our merger with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, nursing will be offered for undergraduate students at our Hawk Hill campus in the fall of 2024.+ You will benefit from a nursing school that has been a regional leader for over a century, with experienced faculty leading well-established coursework, simulation-based learning and hands-on clinical experiences in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s healthcare hubs. You will acquire the necessary hard skills to succeed in nursing, but also key soft skills such as critical thinking, compassion and how to care for the whole person. These skills are foundational to our Jesuit education that prepares you for lifelong learning and a commitment to the greater good.
2021 NCLEX Pass Rate, the highest among any nursing program in Pennsylvania.1
Job placement rate for graduates of the program.2
Average starting salary for graduates of the program.3
A Comprehensive Nursing Curriculum.
Career-Ready Clinical Placements.
Reserved Clinical Placements
Saint Joseph’s nursing students will have reserved clinical placements in the Philadelphia metropolitan area within the Penn Medicine system.
Your Path to a Degree
Your first two years of education will take place on our Hawk Hill campus, and you’ll complete your final two years at our University City campus.
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+ In January of 2024, PA College is expected to merge with and into Saint Joseph’s University, pending satisfaction of certain conditions and the receipt of all necessary regulatory and accreditation actions, including by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. In fall 2024 Saint Joseph's University will begin accepting first year students only. Fall 2025 is the start term in which transfer students may apply.
3 bls.gov and nurse.org