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

Continuing ed seminar draws more than 100 dental professionals

More than 100 dental professionals attended a continuing education event hosted on campus on Friday by Penn College’s Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association. The seminar, titled “Infection Control in Practice,” was led by registered dental hygienist Angelina Marinucci, a clinical education manager for Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., a leader in dental instrument manufacturing, infection prevention and instrument reprocessing.


Physician assistant grads boast high board pass rates

For the second consecutive year, Pennsylvania College of Technology physician assistant graduates have bested the national first-attempt pass rate for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam. Ninety-four percent of Penn College’s Class of 2023 graduates – who completed their degrees in August – passed the exam on their first attempt, while 100% of the 2022 graduating class passed on their first try. The nationwide first-attempt pass rate for both years is 92%.


PTK pitches in on monkey movement for kids' comfort

Students in Penn College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter recently convened to prepare 144 plush monkey toys for children experiencing scary or difficult situations. The monkeys are provided by Aly’s Monkey Movement, a local nonprofit started by the then 10-year-old daughter of nursing student Kristy L. Creasy, who introduced the project to PTK members and provided instruction.

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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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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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