Academics & Curriculum
Diploma in Nursing
The unique two-year, 10-month program of study at Aria Health School of Nursing leads to a Diploma in Nursing. In the program, students schedule selected science, liberal arts, humanities, and elective courses totaling 73 credits. Additional general Ed requires up to a maximum of 82 PSU credits.
The school sequences nursing courses to three levels of achievement, with the clinical nursing component introduced in the first level and progressed on a continuum. Clinical experiences are concurrent with theory, and they focus on applying the nursing process and implementing therapeutic intervention in an acute care facility and a variety of healthcare settings.
As a culmination of a nearly 40-year partnership between Aria Health and Penn State Abington, the Nursing Collaborative provides a seamless academic progression to a bachelor of science degree in Nursing. Our program is a unique model of research-based learning and clinical experience that prepares highly skilled and professional nurses for practice in a changing health care delivery system.
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