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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Women’s leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor
  • Broad-based liberal arts education
  • Study abroad opportunities

The Bachelor Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Cedar Crest College are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000,

Janet Schmeelk
Nursing Advisor
610-437-4471 ext. 3428

Current RN's contact:
Sandra Axt
Nursing Instructor
610-437-4471 ext. 3430


As a nursing student at Cedar Crest, you’ll perform your clinical education in some of the finest, best-equipped laboratory facilities in the region. Our Nursing Learning Resource Center includes:

  • Three state-of-the-art multimedia labs. In the Health Assessment Lab—a setting similar to a doctor’s office—you’ll learn basic skills such as listening to the heart and lungs and taking blood pressure. In the Center for Maternal/Child Health you’ll learn how to assess and care for infants, toddlers and adolescents. The Center for Adult Health simulates a hospital setting complete with medication and utility room. You can video yourself practicing and mastering more advanced nursing skills.
  • Several highly specialized simulation manikins. In each of the multimedia labs, you’ll be able to practice real-life scenarios using sophisticated SimMan equipment of various genders, conditions and ages from infant to adult. One of our manikins can even simulate a pregnant woman giving birth.
  • A Community Health Lab set up to replicate a home environment. Here you’ll have the opportunity to role-play caregiving in the patient’s home, with all its various issues and distractions.
  • Two simulation centers with streaming video and separate control room. You’ll work with realistic and interactive "patients," a high-fidelity simulator manikin with variable breathing, heartbeat and other signs. As students apply care techniques based on the scenario they’re working with, a faculty member can control the manikin’s reactions in response.
  • A computer lab, two student lounges and six flexible classroom and meeting spaces.