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Dr. Annette Weiss and nursing student

As one of the founding programs, Misericordia University's Nursing Department has been educating students in the field of nursing and serving the healthcare needs of the community for over 90 years. Misericordia continues this tradition today by offering a wide variety of programs and a seamless transition allowing students to progress from the undergraduate to graduate, and finally, the doctoral level.


2022 NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
(Pass rates remain above the state and national averages)


(Bachelor's and Master's Degree)

Wide Variety of Program Options

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Full-Time Undergraduate Nursing

Misericordia offers several full-time Nursing program options for students who are looking to have a traditional college experience or take advantage of credits already earned.


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Undergraduate Nursing


  • Nursing programs at Misericordia are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • The oldest nursing program in Luzerne County and the largest discipline within the College of Health Sciences.
  • The preferred online RN to BSN educational provider for Geisinger Wyoming Valley for Luzerne County.
  • Recipient of the 2012 Innovation in Professional Nursing Education Award for Small Schools from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for outstanding work to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and leading programmatic change.

  • Graduates of the bachelor of science in nursing degree program have achieved the following pass rates for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN): 88.57% in 2020-2021, and 80.43% in 2021-2022.

Student Opportunities


Nursing Class in Sim Lab


Nursing students at Misericordia University are active in a variety of student organizations and activities that foster professional development and a commitment to service.

Students are recognized for their accomplishments and at times, receive awards for their exceptional work and exemplary actions which model our charisms of mercy, service, hospitality, and justice.

Scholarships are available to Nursing students at the undergraduate and graduate level to assist in making tuition affordable for part-time and full-time Misericordia students.

Contact for Full-Time Undergraduate Nursing

Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly

Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Chair, Undergraduate Nursing


Meet the Nursing Department