•  Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral programs
•  RN-BSN and BSN-MSN accelerated programs available
•  MSN-MBA dual degree option
•  Low-residency DNP
•  Open to traditional, transfer, and adult students
•  Oakland, Greensburg, and Cranberry campuses 
•  Fully and partially online programs


Carlow University's undergraduate and graduate are highly respected. In fact, Carlow graduates in the pre-licensure BSN program achieved the highest pass rate on the NCLEX exam in the Pittsburgh region in 2015. Carlow students gain a comprehensive education that prepares them for success in the workplace across the lifespan of their medical careers.

Founded in 1948, the Department of Nursing has a rich history of innovation and education. This tradition continues today as part of Carlow's College of Health and Wellness. 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.

Carlow students meet for a study session.

Outstanding Care

Carlow pre-licensure BSN grads achieved the highest pass rate on the 2015 NCLEX exam in Pittsburgh.     

Inside the Nursing Skills Lab at Carlow

Nursing Skills Lab

Dr. Cindy Fickley takes a high-tech approach to pediatric dosage education. Learn more.     

Nursing graduates pursue a variety of personally gratifying careers.

Career Areas

Pursue a career in an area such as critical care, emergency care, geriatrics, pediatrics, psychiatric, rehabilitation, transplants, ...and many more.     

Financial aid counselors are available to assist students.


  • Marie C. Jennings Memorial Woman of Spirit® in Graduate Nursing
  • Crescent Eddy Fuhrer Memorial Scholarship in Graduate Nursing
Explore Carlow scholarships.     

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More than 90% of students receive financial aid at Carlow.