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Caring for the Whole Person

Step into a world of clinical opportunities, innovative teaching and real-world simulations in the School of Nursing and Allied Health

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The School of Nursing and Allied Health at Saint Joseph's University offers a wide variety of bachelor's, master's, associate and certificate programs in the fields of nursing and allied health. 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.

Explore Our Programs

Saint Joseph’s University offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at our campuses in Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA. We also offer an accelerated three-year BSN at our Lancaster campus and an RN to BSN program that is 100% online.

Explore a wide range of Saint Joseph's associate programs offered in Lancaster, PA including sonography, radiography, surgical and vascular technology and more. 

For students who already have a college degree, Saint Joseph's offers a wide range of certificate programs including nuclear medicine, sonography or surgical and vascular technology.

Saint Joseph’s will prepare you for the next step in your nursing career with our Master of Science in Nursing–Nursing Practitioner (MSN-NP) program and our Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) options.

School of Nursing and Allied Health


Square Feet of Immersive Simulation Space


Human Patient Simulators


Patient rooms available for real-world instruction.


Patient beds available for nursing and allied health programs.

We at Saint Joseph’s are committed to cultivating a dynamic learning environment where aspiring nurses and health professionals evolve into transformative healthcare leaders.

Melissa J. Snyder, EdD, FNP, CNE, Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Saint Joseph's University
Melissa J. Snyder, EdD, FNP, CNE

Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health

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Learn by Doing.
Prepare For Your Career From Day One.

At our state-of-the-art Center for Excellence in Practice (CEP) and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), learning comes to life through immersive simulation experiences designed to mirror real-world clinical settings. With high-fidelity patient simulators, replica hospital rooms and advanced monitoring capabilities, you’ll gain practical skills and confidence in a learning environment that is both safe and challenging.

Our experiential approach goes beyond textbook knowledge to provide you with hands-on learning. Expert faculty evaluate your critical thinking and decision-making through customized scenarios. You’ll tackle the human side of care, practicing compassion and communication.

By the time you start your clinical rotations or first job, you'll already have experience collaborating with colleagues, implementing interventions and reflecting on your practice. At our facilities, it’s not about getting ready for your career someday – it’s about doing the job from day one.


Learn More About CEP  |  Learn More About PCOM


Unmatched Clinical Opportunities

Get ready to start making a difference in patient care right away. Our Guaranteed clinical placements give you more opportunities, in more settings, to build real-world experience. From day one, you’ll apply classroom knowledge during hands-on rotations at some of the region’s top healthcare organizations. You’ll develop valuable clinical skills and be ready to kickstart your career. Our vast network of partner institutions opens the door to diverse, enriching experiences across multiple counties and renowned health systems. The depth of our clinical training ensures you’ll be fully prepared to improve lives through quality care. When it comes to getting the experience employers want, we make the connections that matter.

  • Penn MedicineLancaster General Health
  •  Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Penn State Health
  • St. Luke’s UniversityHealth Network
  • Tower Health
  • University of Pennsylvania HealthSystem (Penn Medicine)
  • University of Pittsburgh MedicalCenter (UPMC)• WellSpan Health

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Program Spotlight

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Saint Joseph’s University offers a top-ranked four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in Philadelphia and Lancaster, the region’s only three-year accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Lancaster, PA, and a 100% online RN to BSN pathway program for students who want to advance their career in the healthcare field.*

Saint Joseph’s BSN programs include a combination of classroom work, immersive simulation experiences and clinical and service learning opportunities that are both challenging and rewarding for nursing students. The three-year and four-year BSN programs provide guaranteed clinical placements at the region’s top healthcare systems.

Admission Information

We can’t wait to connect with you and share everything Saint Joseph’s has to offer! Jump into one of our virtual info sessions to get the inside scoop on applying — you’ll hear from our admissions team about our programs and get your questions answered live. Or dive deeper at an open house to explore specific degree programs with faculty and current students.

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The Clinical Classroom

Saint Joseph’s Center for Excellence in Practice (CEP) has nursing and allied health students tackling high-stress healthcare scenarios within the safety of a simulation. 

Three female Saint Joseph's nursing students in clinical classroom working on simulation patient