• Carlow University ranks number one in Pittsburgh for our 96 percent NCLEX pass rate!

    Carlow maintains a rich history of innovations in nursing education since the founding of the Department of Nursing in 1948. This tradition continues today as the Department of Nursing within the College of Health and Wellness consistently responds to community needs. Professional nursing integrates art and science with a “high-touch and high-tech” approach. Using cutting-edge technology, nurses care for the sick and promote and maintain the highest possible levels of health and wellness, by caring for the whole person, family, and community.

    Continuing our offer nursing programs in Greensburg and Cranberry, as well as at our main campus in Oakland, for BSN, RN to BSN and graduate nursing students.


    The mission of the Carlow University Department of Nursing is to educate novice to advanced practice to doctoral-prepared nurses to meaningfully impact the quality of health care as clinicians, educators, leaders, and researchers. A high-tech, learner-centered curriculum is founded on evidence-based practice which fosters teamwork and founded on the core values embedded in sacredness of creation, service to humanity, integrity, and social justice. A scholar practitioner model is nurtured to instill a passion for excellence and lifelong learning.