Message from the ABSN Program Director

Rebecca S. Zukowski, Ph.D, RN

Rebecca S. Zukowski, Ph.D, RN

Welcome, and thank you for considering the Misericordia University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program to begin your journey to the profession. Our 16-month program in Pittsburgh allows motivated students like you realize their dream of becoming a nurse on an accelerated timeline.

Launched in 2019, our ABSN program builds upon Misericordia University’s ninety-year history of preparing qualified practice-ready nurses who can successfully pass the NCLEX examination and move quickly into the job market. Rooted in the University’s catholic traditions and core values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality, Misericordia nurses stand apart from others as they practice the science, art and caring traditions of nursing.

To prepare you for the ever-evolving world of healthcare, our program has 3 unique elements. First, we offer students nursing theory courses in a completely online asynchronous environment. This allows you to do your coursework when it works best for you. Second, you will come to our state-of the art facility in Robinson Township for hands-on experience in simulation and clinical skills development. And finally, you will have quality clinical rotations at premiere healthcare facilities in Pittsburgh, including Allegheny Health Network.

For all these reasons and more, we believe you won’t find a better place to earn your BSN. There’s nothing we take more pride in than graduating students from our program who are clinically competent, technology savvy and instilled with our core values — all components vital to nursing success in today’s healthcare workforce.

If you’re ready and committed to becoming a nurse on an accelerated timeline, we’d love to have you in our ABSN program. We can’t wait to see where your Misericordia BSN takes you.

Sincerely,

Rebecca S. Zukowski, Ph.D., RN
ABSN Program Director
Misericordia University

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