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Waynesburg University Partnership

Waynesburg University offers professional programs in nursing that work to prepare nurses to achieve their career needs and goals. No matter where you are in your journey, they have a program to fit your needs with a 10% tuition discount to active PONL members.


  • 100% online coursework
  • 33-39-credit program
  • Six (6) start times throughout the year
  • Students come into the program with 85 credits toward their BSN
    • 60 credits are awarded for nursing diploma or A.D., and 25 credits are awarded for an RN license
    • Up to six (6) additional credits for Statistics and/or Ethics coursework can be transferred
  • Can be completed in as little as 12-15 months

Review the RN to BSN fact sheet.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • 100% online coursework
  • Six (6) start times throughout the year
  • Concentrations include:
    • Administration (30 credits)
    • Administration/Education dual degree (48 credits)
    • Education (30 credits)
    • Nursing Informatics (30 credits)
    • MSN/MBA dual degree (54 credits)
  • Can be completed in two (2) years

Review the MSN fact sheet.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Hybrid program
    • Cohorts meet one weekend every other month in-person in Canonsburg, Pa.
    • Students meet online for coursework in between in-person weekends
  • 36-credit program
  • Cohorts begin every fall and spring semester
  • Can be completed in three (3) to four (4) years

Review the DNP fact sheet.

Benefits of a Degree from Waynesburg University

  • A 10% tuition discount for active PONL members
  • Programs designed for the working professional and accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Flexible coursework for the student balancing personal, professional and educational responsibilities
  • Faculty members who motivate and support students throughout the programs
  • Year-round course offerings with scheduled breaks throughout the year
  • Competitive tuition rates with no hidden fees
  • Deferred tuition payment options
  • A free online application with an interactive portal to track your progress and receive an admission decision

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

Waynesburg University is a 2021-22 participant in the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The NFLP allows students to qualify for up to 85% of loan forgiveness after graduating from an approved program, like Waynesburg’s DNP program.

The basics to qualify include:

    • Enroll in the DNP program;
    • Apply for NFLP funding (funding is available on a first come, first served basis);
    • Take a full-time teaching position in a school of nursing within 12 months after graduation and stay in that position for four (4) years.

The NFLP is NOT based on financial need, and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is NOT required.

For admissions questions, please contact:


Emily Smelley
Assistant Director of Admissions
(724) 852-3373

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