School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Make a positive impact in the world of healthcare.

If you love helping others, nursing and health sciences may be your calling.

Careers in healthcare are always in demand, and so are Penn College graduates. Gaining extensive hands-on experience in labs and through clinical experiences, our students are driven to succeed and determined to make tomorrow a better place.


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Allied Health

Take the lead in a non-direct patient care within the growing healthcare field. 

Biomedical & Prehospital

Explore the engaging intersection of biology and medicine or prepare for a rewarding career in emergency medical services.

Dental Hygiene

Start with an associate's degree and then complete your bachelor's degree online.

Healthcare Leadership & Administration

Expand your career opportunities beyond your clinical role with this 100% online program designed to develop leadership skills.


Prepare for a rewarding career filled with flexibility and opportunity. 

Physical Therapist Assistant

Promote an active recovery process and help patients lead pain-free lifestyles.

Physician Assistant

Gain the expertise to evaluate, diagnose, and treat medical conditions.


Use the latest technology to help the healthcare team make informed medical decisions.

Surgical Technology

Become an integral part of an O.R. team, providing care to patients before, during, and after surgery.

Paramedic Certificate

Earn a paramedic certificate in just 12 months through Workforce Development at Penn College.

Minors & Immersions

Pair a minor with any bachelor's degree, or an immersion with any bachelor's or associate's degree.

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School of Nursing & Health Sciences News

Director’s paper shares strategy to reduce hospital readmissions

A nursing director at Pennsylvania College of Technology co-authored a piece, published recently in Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, that reveals a drop in hospital readmission rates among rehabilitation patients when nurses implement a “teach-back” patient education strategy. Kelly T. Bidlespacher, director of nursing-bachelor’s and graduate degrees at Penn College, pursued the evidence-based practice improvement project as part of her doctoral studies.


Gizenski named director of surgical technology at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed Elizabeth S. Gizenski to director of its surgical technology program. Gizenski, a registered nurse and certified surgical technologist, had been the program’s clinical director since 2005. She received the college’s award for Excellence in Academic Advising in 2019.


Middle-schoolers bring inquisitive energy to day camp

This summer’s second week of My Tomorrow camp (July 8-12) rolled out a range of hands-on explorations for middle-schoolers. Sponsored by the Soars Family, Penn College’s interactive day camp engages students entering grades 6-8 in a variety of educational pathways sure to lead to promising tomorrows. Add in fun, food and friendship, and it’s an ideal combination for career considerations.

Gain global experience
Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Dean's Message

“Students receive hands-on learning in laboratory settings that simulate real-world healthcare experience. Through application of knowledge and clinical judgment, students learn side-by-side with faculty and healthcare professionals to expand their learning in preparation for entry into the workforce. Our strong industry partnerships provide our students with the opportunity to work with the latest advanced technology while working collaboratively with providers in advanced medicine and patient care."

Valerie Myers, EdD, MSN, RN

Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Pre-College Programs

Summer is a time for exploring

We get it. Committing to a career path is a big decision. Pre-College Programs are the perfect introduction to hands-on education. Join us for a program this summer and see what Penn College is all about.

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Health Careers

Discover a variety of health careers including dental hygiene, nursing, physical therapy assistant, physician assistant, surgical technology, and more. 

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Faculty & Staff

Leading with skill and passion

When you study at Penn College, your instructors will do more than know your name. They'll get to know you. Experienced, passionate, and dedicated to your success, Penn College faculty are here to support your academic journey.

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