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Geneva Partner in Nursing Ranked among Tops in Northeastern U.S.

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(BEAVER FALLS, Pa) — The Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) Nursing Program was ranked #5 for associate degrees in Nursing in the Northeast Region of the United States this week, according to In cooperation with CCBC, Geneva’s four-year Nursing program empowers students to earn the associate degree in nursing (ADN) from CCBC along with the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Geneva. The program enables students to sit for the national licensure exam (NCLEX-RN).

In order to rank the associate nursing programs, examined over 2700 schools across the nation on four factors; academic quality, NCLEX-RN pass rates, the nursing school’s reputation and affordability. Each of these four factors was equally weighted in the final determination; 25% for each factor.

  • Academic Quality (25%): A measure of a nursing school's academic quality, taking into account the acceptance rate, enrollment rate, graduation rate and retention rate.
  • NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rates for the Recent Four Years (25%): The licensure exam tests professional knowledge as a nurse. Passing this exam is crucial to a successful nursing career. A school with consistently high first-time pass rates over the past four years indicates excellent program delivery and successful teaching pedagogy.
  • The Nursing School's Reputation (25%): Consideration of inside and outside factors affecting a school’s reputation. Inside factors include faculty credentials, use of technology to enhance student learning, and student support services, and outside perspective was obtained by assessing college rankings and ratings and student reviews from well-known online publications such as US News, Niche, Grad Reports and Rate My Professors.
  • Affordability (25%): This factor can greatly influence a student’s decision when considering a program as it helps them recover the cost of your education sooner and equates to a higher value on investment. To gauge the affordability of a program, average tuition costs and financial aid opportunities were looked into.

About Geneva College and CCBC’s Nursing Program

The Geneva College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

Geneva’s Nursing program is a 1-2-1 program; that means students spend their first and fourth years at Geneva earning credits toward the bachelor’s degree in Nursing. The majority of their second and third years, students will be enrolled in nursing clinicals at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), accumulating credits for the Associate in Nursing Degree. Students may live on the Geneva campus all four years of the program, and they will make all payments for the nursing program in PA through Geneva College.

Geneva is committed to making nursing education affordable for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Therefore, there is a reduced tuition for Nursing students.

Employment prospects for nurses are strong. Positions for registered nurses are anticipated to increase by a much faster than average 12% by 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Registered nurses have many opportunities in the medical field. RNs with a BSN have even more opportunities for positions, positions of growing authority and higher pay. Research collected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) provides evidence that nurses with a BSN have better patient outcomes.

The BLS reports that May 2018 median pay for registered nurses was $71,730 per year and that the typical entry-level education required is a bachelor's degree.

Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Offering over 145 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, fully online Adult Degree Programs and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva’s programs are recognized for their high quality. Geneva is included on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s “2019 Best College Values” list and has one of the top undergraduate engineering programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world. 

Feb 17, 2020