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Educational Requirements

Educational Requirements

Requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing.

Accredited School of Nursing degrees can be:

  • Associate Degree (usually two-year program)
  • Diploma Program (usually hospital based three-year program)
  • Bachelor's degree (BSN, usually a four-year program)

Licensure Requirements:

  • Pennsylvania State Board license to practice nursing either by endorsement or successful completion of NCLEX (State Board Exam).
  • Additional certifications in area of specialty can be obtained after a designated period of experience.

St Mary Medical Center is a host clinical site for the following programs:

Bucks County Community College
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Holy Family University
LaSalle University
St. Francis School of Nursing
The College of New Jersey