Careers & Internships
A.S. In Nursing
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing program are trained technical nurses who provide client-centered care. The graduate also is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination to become a registered nurse.
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing program work in:
- Personal care homes
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Children’s care centers
- Women’s health centers
- Mental health agencies
- Doctor’s offices and family health practices
Nursing students receive clinical experience in each semester as part of their training. Some of the local health care agencies offer internships to students within the students’ first and second years of schooling.
Students who earn an Associate of Science in Nursing degree are encouraged to further their education in the RN to BSN program. This program provides even more opportunities to expand your career into other nursing areas.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN)
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in correctional facilities, schools, or serve in the military.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program have increased their existing registered nursing knowledge. They also are poised to further their education in master’s and doctoral programs.
Clarion University's RN-BSN program integrates liberal arts studies with career education. This establishes the basis for a variety of BSN learning activities that focus on professional nursing practice.
Master of Science in Nursing
The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares nurses to be primary care providers in settings such as community health centers, clinics and private practices.
The FNP concentration is 45 semester hours long and includes 600 hours of clinical practice.
FNP graduates are prepared to provide primary care in medically under-served areas in western Pennsylvania. They also are eligible to apply to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing for legal certification as certified registered nurse practitioners in family health after passing professional certification exams through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.