Department of Nursing

nursingstudentNursing provides many employment opportunities for a bright future.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that registered nurses will experience greater job growth than any other occupation by 2018, with 581,500 jobs or a 22.2 percent increase.

Nursing is the nation's largest health profession with more than 2.5 million jobs world-wide. 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.

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 1250.   

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

1801 West First Street
220 Montgomery Hall
Oil City, PA 16301
814 676 6591, Ext. 1258


The Nursing Departments of Clarion University and Edinboro University will host an accreditation site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on Feb. 22-24, 2017, for the purpose of accrediting the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offered by the two universities in consortium.

As part of the process, community partners are invited to provide comments to CCNE regarding the DNP program. Comments received by CCNE are considered confidential and are only shared with the evaluation team.

The deadline for written comments is Feb. 1, 2017. They can be submitted to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn:  Third-Party Comments
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

Comments may also be emailed to

Last Updated 2/23/17