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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program information is found within the following link to the University Bulletin.

Information for all BSN students: Bachelor of Science (BSN)

Essential Information on Qualifications for Licensure

The 1986 Professional Nursing Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Selections 6 and 14.5) states that the Board of Nursing may refuse to license a person who has been found guilty or pleaded guilty to felony charges.  The application for licensure asks, “Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony; felonious act; an illegal act associated with alcohol, an illegal act associated with substance abuse(s)?”

*Convicted includes judgment; admission of guilt; pleas of nolo contendere; probation without verdict; incomplete Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Professional Nurse Examination Application.)

Applicants should be aware prior to applying to the BSN Program as well as prior to entering the BSN Program that the Board of Nursing may refuse to license a person who has been found guilty or pleaded guilty to felony charges.  The Board of Nursing application for licensure asks, “Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony; felonious act; an illegal act associated with alcohol, an illegal act associated with substance abuse(s)?”  Applicants should seriously consider this condition for licensure.  Practice of deceit in the submission of criminal background checks and child abuse clearance forms is cause for dismissal.