Slippery Rock University Nursing School Review

It took nearly 100 years for Slippery Rock Normal School to move through several stages and eventually earn the status to be called Slippery Rock University. 15 years later, Slippery Rock University (SRU) in Pennsylvania continues to provide a strong education and encouraging environment for its students.

Nursing Program Review

Slippery Rock University’s Nursing Department is intended to build on the education and skills acquired during previous Associate Degree or Diploma Program participation at other institutions. Students are encouraged to apply their established experience to a path of enhanced responsibility and career opportunity. This Department offers students two tracks that depend on the individual student’s previous experience and personal aspirations. Both tracks are offered entirely online, making this program both convenient and flexible for working nurses with other professional and personal obligations that must also be fulfilled.

RN to BSN Online Program

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program prepares already-licensed RNs to advance their education and training and earn the BSN Degree. This credential makes the nurse more attractive to potential employers and allows for increased responsibility in roles of supervision and management. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree also lays the foundation for furthered learning on the Master and Doctoral levels. Nurses that wish to achieve upper-level careers, as well as those who aspire to positions in high leadership and Nurse Education, must earn at least a Master Degree in order to be eligible for such roles. This program is available as a full-time or part-time option, allowing each student to complete the course work comfortably for the greatest chance of success.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment in Slippery Rock University’s RN to BSN Program interested applicants must have valid Registered Nurse licensure and a minimum of 63 college credits earned in non-remedial courses with a GPA no lower than 2.5. Students  must also gain admission into Slippery Rock University itself in order to gain admittance into the program, and are expected to maintain academic and behavioral standards to remain a part of the Nursing Program.

School Nurse Certification Program

Another option for advancement in a Registered Nurse’s career is to pursue Certification as a School Nurse. These nurses provide acute care as well as management of chronic conditions in students in school systems all over the country. This program, like the RN to BSN Program, is offered entirely online. Students also engage in 1000 hours worth of practicum with an experienced School Nurse. Certification as a School Nurse offers a career opportunity as well as an added layer of credentials for baccalaureate degree-holding Registered Nurses. Students of this program have the option of completing the course work at a pace that is appropriate for each individual’s personal schedule and other priorities.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the School Nurse Certification Program at Slipper Rock University requires that applicants have not only a valid Registered Nurse license but also a BSN with a cumulative GPA of no lower than 3.0. Like the RN to BSN Program, applicants must first fulfill all admission requirements for Slippery Rock University before attempting admission into the Nursing Program.

Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 1-800-SRU-9111