Top 10 Up and Coming Nursing Schools in the East for 2016
Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Women’s leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor
  • Broad-based liberal arts education
  • Study abroad opportunities


You’ll be ready for one of today’s brightest career paths when you earn a BS in nursing.

Our graduates can choose from a growing number of opportunities in hospital, community, educational, industrial and other settings. To make the most of your nursing career, it pays to have your bachelor’s degree. More and more the job market demands it, to ensure you’re well-prepared for a challenging and complex profession. And a BS with nursing major from a college like Cedar Crest is especially valued; a liberal arts education makes you a more well-rounded, critical thinker.

We offer a variety of ways to achieve your nursing degree, whether you’re a traditional undergrad or returning adult. We’ve specialized in nursing education for decades, and it shows: our graduates consistently score above the state board mandated pass rate with a 2014-2015 NCLEX pass rate of 96% (for 96 students), and employers tell us they can see the difference in a Cedar Crest-educated nurse. One reason is our strong focus on leadership: you’ll come out of this college prepared to make a difference for your patients, community and world.

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The Cedar Crest College Advantage

Full or part-time programs
Besides the traditional full-time program beginning in Fall, you can choose to study part-time with winter or summer entry.

Strong faculty with real-world experience
Many of our nursing faculty hold doctoral degrees, and have published and presented regionally, nationally and internationally. They spend many hours outside the classroom advising and assisting students.

State-of-the-art facilities
Our Nursing Learning Resource Center is one of the best-equipped in the region, with three state-of-the-art multimedia labs, highly specialized simulation manikins, a community health lab that replicates a home environment and two simulation centers with streaming video.

Premier region for health care
You’ll do your clinical study at some of the nation’s best hospitals, including one of Pennsylvania’s largest Magnet teaching hospitals. We’re affiliated with more than 50 clinical sites (urban to rural) including home health, hospice, prison, community and school settings.

A variety of opportunities
Research, leadership and community service are an integral part of your nursing education. We also offer study abroad in Central America, Ghana and Sweden.

Mission statement

The mission of the Cedar Crest College Undergraduate Nursing Program is to prepare professional nurses by building on a foundation firmly grounded in the liberal arts. A Cedar Crest College nursing education fosters development of the whole person while cultivating commitment to lifelong learning. Nursing graduates are empowered to assume leadership roles in a global society.


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,