Department of Nursing at Bloomsburg University

Department of Nursing

Recognized as a leading accredited undergraduate and graduate level nursing program, Bloomsburg University prepares students for a wide range of careers in critical care, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, trauma, home care, and other clinical specialties and case management.

Freshman Applicants — To ensure there is an available spot and you're meeting any program-specific deadlines, applications must be received by:

Deadline for Internal and External transfer is March 1

Both deadlines are based on qualifications of the candidate.

As the nursing major is highly competitive, this deadline must be met. Decisions are not made on a rolling basis for nursing, unlike other undergraduate programs.

Nursing Programs of Study

  • Nursing (B.S.N.) — This rigorous and demanding program requires students to have exceptional leadership and time management skills, self-assurance and critical thinking.
  • Internal TransfersDeadline for Internal and External transfer is March 1 To be considered, students must attend an interest session and complete the BU Internal Transfer Student Application. The applications are available in the department office. Please call the department to schedule your interest session.
  • External TransfersDeadline for Internal and External transfer is March 1 If you're currently attending, or you have earned credits after high school, at a regionally accredited college or university, you can apply to the BSN program. Transfer application. Final decisions will be made around mid-May by the Department of Nursing. The program is very competitive, so space is limited.
  • RN-BSN — The 100% online RN-BSN program is a perfect fit for those RNs seeking to continue their education. This progressive curriculum provides vital knowledge and skills for multifaceted roles of a professional nurse.
  • RN-BSN-MSN — As health care shifts from hospital-centered, inpatient care to primary and preventive care, the health system requires registered nurses who not only can practice across multiple settings but can function with more.
  • Nursing (M.S.N.) — The challenging program vital knowledge and skills for multifaceted roles of advanced nursing practice.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) — This program prepares nurse leaders to apply advanced practice skills at the highest level of clinical practice. Students will be prepared to assume a higher level of responsibility and leadership in nursing and health care.

Department of Nursing

  Lori Metzger, Ph.D., NP-C, RN-BC

Department Secretaries
  Deby Krum
  GayAnne Spezialetti


Department of Nursing
3109 McCormick Center
Fax: 570-389-5008
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Want to meet with a faculty member? Contact the department (570-389-4423) to register for an interest session to learn more about our nursing program. Tours of the Simulated Learning Lab are conducted during open houses.


Nursing program ranked as most affordable in PA

A nursing degree from Bloomsburg University is ranked by College Choice as the most affordable nursing degree in Pennsylvania. Schools were ranked in each state by increasing value of the sum of the published in-state tuition and mandatory fees.

The rating places BU’s nursing program above six sister institutions in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education: West Chester, second; Edinboro, third; Slippery Rock, fourth; California, fifth; Indiana, sixth; and Clarion, seventh.

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. They publish rankings and reviews that make choosing the best college easier, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

CCNE Accreditation

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency nursing programs.