Extraordinary growth leads to extraordinary things
The Nursing Program
The Waynesburg University Nursing Program has established itself as a premier program that offers a rigorous curriculum addressing the complexities of the health care system.
Successful program outcomes, including graduates who routinely score above the national average on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), reflect the quality of the program and the continued efforts of the faculty to produce graduates with a comprehensive knowledge base and strong critical-thinking skills.
Within the past year, Waynesburg has been ranked nationally as a top Nursing school by Nursing Schools Almanac, ranked in the top 5% for value nationwide by College Factual, and ranked #2 in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org.
• Experience clinical practice beginning sophomore year
• Attend small, personal classes taught by experienced faculty
• Participate in an RN-licensing review course
• Participate in campus and community health programs
• Develop leadership skills in the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and Nu Sigma, Waynesburg’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honorary society
• Experience student-centered advising with full-time Nursing faculty
• Learn in a state-of-the-art simulation lab
Nursing Simulation Lab
The Nursing Simulation Lab provides a safe and effective environment for students to learn and apply cognitive, psychomotor, and decision-making skills in eight patient rooms with audio-video digital recording, remote-viewing capabilities, and high-fidelity simulators.
• Provides for practice of IV cannulation, medication administration, cardiac monitoring, and wound care through manikins, including SimBaby
• Offers students the opportunity to experience complex patient care in simulated situations
• Affords the opportunity for faculty members and students to critique filmed scenarios, giving students the ability to adjust their clinical and decision-making skills accordingly
Waynesburg University, a private Christian university near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides a valuable, personal, and hands-on educational experience that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for lives of purpose and continued growth.
Grow in knowledge
Since 1849, students majoring in the sciences at Waynesburg have graduated to become leaders in health and medicine. Our students prepare forthe real world by being immersed in it with the guidance of experienced professors.
From conducting significant research alongside their instructors and presenting that research at national conferences to securing placement in competitive research fellowship and graduate programs, our undergraduates do far more than listen to lectures—they research, they make discoveries, they achieve.
“Research is one of the most frustrating yet exciting things I’ve done,” said Courtney Kristoff, a senior Chemistry major. “Most of the research process is failure, which makes it really difficult to keep trying, but it’s that little glimmer of hope that I’ll discover something important that makes the process so appealing. Nothing compares to the feeling of finally solving a problem that people have been working on for months or even years.”
Grow in grace
Waynesburg helps students develop academically and professionally on the foundation of faith. Faith is an integral part of the University’s mission, and students have the opportunity to discuss theory and application of faith in their professions. Students may choose to practice their faith every Tuesday at Chapel, in their classes, in prayer or Bible study groups, through their artwork, while they’re serving others, or in their own individual ways.
Grow through service
While guiding students in the development of specific skills and talents, Waynesburg also provides opportunities to apply and sharpen them through service. In fact, students, faculty, and staff spend approximately 50,000 hours each year working to improve the lives of others.
Service opportunities include service learning courses, international and domestic mission trips, the Bonner Program, and personal service initiatives, among others. Each year during a medical mission trip to Nassau, Bahamas, Nursing students provide free nursing assessments to Haitian refugees.
Waynesburg University is recognized as one of the best colleges in the region and offers one of the most affordable private educations in the nation.
Consistently ranked a “top value” school, Waynesburg has emerged as a national leader in educational value. Most recently, the University was named to Money magazine’s 2017–2018 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list, ranking in the top 7% nationwide.
More than 90% of students receive some form of financial aid each year, and tuition, room, and board are more than $10,000 below the national average for a four-year private nonprofit college. Between Achievement Awards and additional scholarships; federal, state, and institutional grants; a number of work-study opportunities; and student and/or parent education loans, Waynesburg University is quite affordable.
Ninety-seven percent of 2016 graduates reported working full time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation. The Career Services Center works to ensure the successful transition from college to career for each student, offering assistance with everything from résumé composition and interview skills to job fairs and employer networking opportunities.