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Associate Degree in Nursing

Why choose Geisinger School of Nursing?

When I think about nursing, I think about caring, kindness and compassion. When I think about nursing at Geisinger, I think of all of that and more. I think of opportunity. Teamwork. Respect. Encouragement. 

Nurses at Geisinger enjoy a supportive work environment where nurses’ voices are elevated and nurse leadership is crucial. Nowhere is this more evident than in our approach to nurse education.

Our education focuses on hands-on experiences that connect students to patients right away. Supervised by skilled and supportive faculty, students gain the confidence to communicate with patients and families and deliver care at a phase of learning when many other programs still rely on lectures.

Our students also work alongside nurse leaders and mentors who expose them to the vast array of nursing career opportunities, such as research, advanced care, leadership and education. In fact, many of our students have a guaranteed job here before they even graduate.

Students who dream of caring for their neighbors, improving lives and accompanying patients on some of the most difficult journeys in life will make those dreams a reality almost as soon as they step onto our campus. If that sounds like your dream, you belong at Geisinger, and we welcome you.

Beth Finkbiner, MSN, RN
Director of Geisinger School of Nursing

Beth Finkbiner

Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing

At Geisinger School of Nursing, you’ll get an excellent education and hands-on clinical experience, enabling you to begin a secure and rewarding career as a nurse in as little as two years.

We offer one program of study in professional nursing that awards an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. 

To complete the ADN program, you must complete 70 credits — 46 credits offered by the school and 24 credits of college courses offered by Harrisburg Area Community College. Or you can complete these 24 credits at a college of your choice.

If you’re an LPN, you can complete the program sooner.

As an LPN, you’re eligible for advanced placement and granted nine credits when you: 

  • Meet all admission and prerequisite requirements 
  • Are a graduate of a board-approved program 
  • Have a current LPN license and is in good standing
  • Meet all written work and testing with satisfactory performance in the transition course to continue in the program* 

*Additional theory and clinical time may be recommended, even if advanced standing is granted.

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