Nursing Department

Nursing is a vitally important field. Not only are nurses always in high demand at hospitals, doctor's offices, and beyond, they provide an essential service, helping to care for the sick, injured, and infirm.

As one of the HBCU nursing programs offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, we strive to prepare students like you to be the best nurses you can be. After completing our program, you'll be prepared to excel in any nursing position and build a long-term and rewarding career caring for patients and helping to save lives.

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Our Program

Our BSN degree program is full-time and immersive. Courses start at the junior level, following the completion of the pre-nursing course requirements so that you have a solid foundation for nursing practice. In our nursing school, you'll discover:

  • A supportive learning environment led by a faculty that is committed to your success.
  • Small class sizes, so you can get the personalized attention and focus to thrive.
  • A values-based curriculum that emphasizes ethical, evidence-based care.
  • Integrated digital learning, so you can enhance your studies and further your knowledge online.

We emphasize a holistic conceptual framework, emphasizing life-long learning. The core of that framework is built around key student-learning outcomes (SLOs), emphasizing patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, effective communication, knowledge and skills, legal ethical practices, patient care technology, and leadership.

When you graduate, you will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure* Examination (NCLEX-RN®).

*-Professional Licensure General Disclosure

Our Mission

The Nursing Program’s mission is to produce graduates who have superior knowledge and skills, who are able to work collaboratively with interprofessional teams to meet the current and future healthcare needs for our local, national, and global communities.


Our BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. They can be reached by phone at 202-887-6791.

Lincoln University’s Nursing Program is provisionally approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Student Handbook

Please view or download the Nursing Student Handbook for more information on the program, expectations, policies, and procedures.

Contact Us

Have questions about the nursing department or degree program? Let us know!

Nursing Department
Phone: 484-365-7497
Fax: 484-365-7874
Ivory V. Nelson Science Center, Room 323

Vilma Davis, PNP, BC, Ph.D.
Director and Chair/ Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
Phone: 484-365-7867
Ivory V. Nelson Science Center, Room 311

Diane Neikam
Department Assistant, Department of Nursing
Phone: 484-365-7497
Ivory V. Nelson Science Center, Room 323

Dana Wallace
Clinical Coordinator, Nursing Department
Phone: 484-365-7707
Ivory V. Nelson Science Center, Room 342