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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.

Brenda L. Hage, PhD, DNP, CRNP - Assistant Dean/Chief Nursing Administrator

The Nursing Departments at Misericordia University are an integral part of the College of Health Sciences and Education. There is a Graduate Nursing Department and Undergraduate Nursing Department each with a respective Chair. The Assistant Dean/Chief Nursing Administrator works with the two chairs to oversee the two departments. The nursing faculty supports the mission of the university and the principles of academic excellence, service leadership, and professional preparation which are components of the Trinity of Learning. The faculty is committed to providing quality education to its students, based on the values of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality. The beliefs serve as the foundation of the nursing curriculum.

Undergraduate Nursing Department Programs

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate

2017 - 92.45%

Graduate Nursing Department Programs

All of the above programs are offered in a traditional/hybrid format except where denoted.

To learn more about the current news and events within the Nursing Department, click here for the latest Misericordia Nursing Newsletter.

Click here to watch a video for the Campaign for Nursing - 15th Year Anniversary produced by Johnson & Johnson.

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing our students with the clinical tools necessary to succeed in the changing world of health care. We focus not only on acute hospital-based practice but wellness and community-based practice as well.


Misericordia University's BSN and MSN Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791.

Misericordia University has legal permission from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners to operate a school of nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Various other state education departments also recognize the university’s academic programs.

Clinical Education Policies

Clinical Education Requirements
Accepted students must submit the following documentation prior to the start of the program:

  • FBI Background Check
  • State Background Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Health Physical to include documentation of immunizations, Tuberculin test and Hepatitis B vaccination (form provided)
  • CPR certification for health care providers through the American Heart Association, Red Cross or an organization approved by the program
  • Proof of Medical Insurance Coverage
  • HIPAA education

Individual clinical sites may require additional documentation, such as drug screening which varies in the time frame of being tested and entering the clinical setting; thus, the clinical coordinator will inform you as to when to have the test done. Clinical education requirements are at the expense of the student.

College of Health Sciences Clinical Education Policies
(reviewed/revised 6/2015)

Misericordia University Catalog

Please follow this link to view Misericordia University's Academic Catalog:

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