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Nursing provides many employment opportunities for a bright future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nursing is the nation's largest health profession with more than 3.8 million jobs nationwide. In fact, nurses are the largest single component of hospital staffs.

Our degree ladder approach allows you to start and/or continue your nursing career from the associate degree level through the doctorate level. The nursing faculty consists of experienced educators with expertise in many nursing specialties and share those experiences with you in the classroom.
Clarion University now offers the Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate, which can serve as an appropriate complement to any nursing degree and enhance a student's job prospects upon graduation. The Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate aims to address the growing opioid epidemic.  

If you cannot find the information you are looking for or have questions please contact the Department of Nursing.  We are happy to assist you in any way that we can at 814 393 1252.   

deborah  j. kelly, DNP, RN, CHPCA
Chair/Nurse Administrator
department of nursing

1801 West First Street
220 Montgomery Hall
Oil City, PA 16301
814 676 6591, Ext. 1258
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Nursing honorary earns excellence award

Clarion University's Mu XI Chapter of Sigma Global Nursing Excellence, the international honor society of nursing, has earned the Showcase of Regional Excellence Award.

The award is designed to recognize the good work of chapters in relation to Sigma's presidential call to action in the area of "collaborate." The Collaborate Award signifies a professional service project that Mu XI completed last year. The chapter, in collaboration with the Emergency Nurses Association of Pennsylvania, state senate and state representatives, and the Clarion community, presented a conference, "Communities in Crisis: PA'S Opioid Epidemic."

This award also notes the achievement of one of the Sustainable Development Goals of Global Good Health and Well-Being.


Zemaitis recognized with a Cameos of Caring Award

Dr. Mary Lou Zemaitis, assistant professor of nursing at Clarion University's Pittsburgh site, was recognized for excellence in the Nurse Educator Category of University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing's Cameos of Caring Awards.

The awards, which honor the exceptional work of bedside nurses working at acute care hospitals, were presented at a Nov. 2 gala at David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

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Last Updated 7/19/21