Department Overview

Located at our Lancaster location, Saint Joseph's University's Department of Nursing is led by faculty members who maintain a clinical practice in the specialty areas they teach. Our department is proud to offer an Associate Degree in Nursing, Nursing BSN, Nursing RN to BSN and MSN Nurse Practitioner program.


The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare nurses at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels who are competent, caring, and socially responsive to current and future health care needs of individuals, groups, and communities. This mission is accomplished through nursing, education, scholarship, and service. 


Nursing students learn the art and science of the profession through the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, socialization into the profession, and clinical and life experiences. The nursing curricula integrate knowledge from the liberal education and other health care disciplines. Learning activities are designed to cultivate critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and clinical decision making. Students utilize technologies and acquire information literacy skills to inform health related decisions and improve health care outcomes. 

Faculty in the Department of Nursing bring extensive experience in healthcare from previous and current roles as nurse practitioners. They are dedicated to helping students learn and grow into competent health professionals.

Department of Nursing Faculty