While nursing offers fantastic job opportunities over the span of a career, Carlow University is ready to prepare students along the way through highly respected undergraduate and graduate programs. We're proud of our graduates. 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. Nursing students become equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need on the job so that they feel successful from the start.

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.

We offer our nursing programs in Greensburg and Cranberry, as well as at our main Oakland campus in Pittsburgh, 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.


For nursing students, Carlow maintains a strategic position in Oakland, on the threshold of world-class hospitals and medical centers. Students have access to internship, service and career development opportunities at leading centers, such as UPMC and Allegheny Health Network healthcare facilities in the Pittsburgh region.





If patients could pick their nurses, they'd fight over Genevieve Szekely, BSN '14. The bubbly, bright-eyed honors nursing student lights up even more when talking about her chosen field of study.