2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

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Kelli Alexander | Jordan Blair | Dr. Donna Caruthers | Dr. Jodi Dusi | Dr. Shelly Fetchen DiCesaro | Dr. Nicole Evanick | Lisa Finnegan | Jeff Giovannucci | Dr. Scott Hargraves | Dr. Chris T. Harman | Dr. Mindi Hilborn | Mercedes Himmons | Dr. Karen Hjerpe | James Hoover | Aimee Maruniak | Dr. Kathleen Morouse | Jenni Morrison | Barbara O'Savage | Suzanne M. Palko | Dr. Linda Pina | Larry Pollock | Tami Sealy | Dr. Ayanna (Lyles) Walker | Dr. Jamie Weary | Dr. Robin Weaver | M. Scott Zema

For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/index.aspx


Cal U's Department of Nursing and Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in gerontology, health sciences, physical therapy assistant, radiologic technology and nursing.

Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programs

Degrees offered through this department include:

  • A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • A.S. in Technical Studies: Radiologic Technology/Science
  • B.S. in Gerontology
  • B.S. in Health Science
  • B.S. in Health Science: Pre-Athletic Training
  • BSN in Nursing (RN-to-BSN program)


The department offers a sub-baccalaureate certificate in:

  • Aging Specialist


Minors available through this department include:

  • Gerontology
  • Health Science


The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at California University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).