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For more than 60 years, The Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University has been a leader and innovator in nursing and health care education, known for helping students advance their careers, improve health care delivery, and achieve better patient outcomes.
Today’s growing need for highly skilled, knowledgeable health care professionals makes this an ideal time to take advantage of GMercyU’s experienced faculty, first-rate curriculum, and excellent clinical experiences.
In addition to the University’s accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs as well as the post-graduate APRN certificate program in Gwynedd Mercy University's Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, at 202-887-6791 (www.ccneaccreditation.org).*
Our accredited nursing and health profession programs are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level and provide the innovative instruction you’ll need to build your knowledge, values, skills, and credentials at a top nursing school and top healthcare school.
As one of the top nursing schools in the Philadelphia area, we offer several options for becoming the nurse you're meant to be.
See below for our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Learning Outcomes.
GMercyU’s health profession degrees and health certificates prepare you to work in clinical health care professions outside the core fields of dentistry, medicine, and nursing. Each of the programs listed below is offered on our main campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pa. where you can enjoy a full college experience, complete with residence halls, campus clubs, and organizations, and 19 NCAA Division III athletic programs, among many other campus programs and opportunities.
Programs offered by the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, specific immunizations, and other health-related clearances to participate in experiential learning required as part of your undergraduate curriculum. In addition, some careers require a criminal background check and/or certain immunizations as a condition of employment.
See the undergraduate catalog for more information and course descriptions.
Our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is offered on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pa., while our nursing graduate degrees are offered in a convenient and flexible online format.
The Mission of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions of Gwynedd Mercy University is to present educational programs that will prepare health professionals at the Baccalaureate, Master and Doctoral Degree levels. As a school founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, it carries responsibility for the education of health professionals within a learning community rooted in Gospel values. This education is grounded in the liberal arts, as it seeks to prepare citizens of the world as well as health professionals. Individuals educated through the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions are prepared to offer direct and/or indirect patient care to diverse groups of people in varying states of health in a variety of settings. These graduates are prepared to effect positive changes in the health status of those for whom they care with respect for the physical, emotional, socioeconomic, cultural and spiritual dimensions of each individual.
As a leading school of nursing in Pa., GMercyU offers fully equipped laboratories and other equipment that are paired with patient simulators to help you build your nursing or health profession skills and confidence.
Low and high fidelity patient simulators let you practice techniques before performing them on real patients in clinical settings. GMercyU’s SIM family includes:
The AVS gives you real-time feedback on your care techniques.
The Virtual Environment of a Radiotherapy Treatment room is a state-of-the-art teaching tool for GMercyU's Radiation Therapy Program.
For GMercyU's Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, and Biology programs, this life-size dissection table provides an interactive life-size look at the human body.
Upon completion of the MSN Program, the graduate:
Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program the DNP graduate will be able to: