Healthcare occupations and industries will have the fastest employment growth and add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS expects healthcare and social assistance to become the largest employing sector, overtaking both the government and business/professional service sectors.
A degree in healthcare can help you reach your career goals in this growing employment sector.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is widely considered a standard requirement for RNs seeking broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities. The RN to BSN Completion Program is designed for Registered Nurses who are graduates of diploma or associate degree nursing programs, or new graduates anticipating taking NCLEX-RN examination. It can be completed in as little as two years.
The RN to BSN program at Alvernia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Clinical Leadership program is designed for master’s-prepared and licensed APRNs who are seeking a practice doctorate to advance their careers to the highest levels in nursing. The program is designed to meet American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties standards of nurse practitioner education.
The B.S. in Healthcare Administration prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities in healthcare as well as the corporate world or federal agencies. Healthcare administration is one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare.
The B.S. in Healthcare Science prepares graduates to succeed in the business side of healthcare. Students learn critical skills and knowledge in areas such as administration, communication, and advocacy.
At Alvernia University, you’re more than just a number on a screen. Instead, our programs nurture you as a whole student. Not only will you receive a relevant, practical education designed to help you achieve your career goals, but you’ll also receive the personal touch and attention of a small private university.
Learn from professors with experience in your field, and connect with students who share your passion. Discover a school committed to service and helping make lives better, one student at a time. Enjoy an education meant for you.
Alvernia’s Franciscan heritage includes a rigorous intellectual tradition that recognizes and values the importance of diversity of thought, faiths and cultures. We challenge our students to shape the world and transform it as working professionals, concerned citizens and caring community members, consistent with the principles and teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Guided by Franciscan values and the ideal of “knowledge joined with love,” and rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, Alvernia is a rigorous, caring and inclusive learning community committed to academic excellence and to being and fostering:
At Alvernia, we make it easy to become a part of our community and welcome transfer students who are eager to continue their career preparation. We recognize that you have already taken classes and have started on your way toward your education and career goals. Our counselors will work with you to make your transfer process smooth and help you plan a degree program that utilizes your previous coursework to count toward an Alvernia degree.
Achieve your goals with an in-demand degree that you can complete when and where you have the time. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to advance your nursing career or learn the business side of healthcare.