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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the 6th most populous state of the United States of America. Located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions it is the 33rd most extensive state of the USA.


When we look at the option of doing a nursing program here we have several universities and colleges across the state, presently there is large shortage of nurses in Pennsylvania and by 2020 the shortage is expected to rise to 30%. This shows that in the currently and in the future Pennsylvania could be a fruitful choice for a nursing career. The cost of living in this state is 2% lower than the national average.


The Pennsylvania Board of Nursing deals with all the license verification and licensure applications. For further details regarding the ethics and behavior of nurses the Board should be contacted in an instance.


  • Registered Nurses: 130,740

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 37,040

  • Hourly Wage: $32.28

  • Hourly Wage: $20.63

  • Yearly Wage: $67,140

  • Yearly Wage: $42,920

pennsylvania Nursing News

Jun 09, 2015

  As director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has met scholars from as far away as Australia and Germany to use the center’s archival materials in Philadelphia.    Although Fairman enjoys having such visitors, she recognizes the Read more…