About La Roche

About La Roche University

Engaging Minds. Embracing the World.

La Roche University is a private, Catholic co-educational institution of higher learning. Since 1963 we have brought out the best in our students through practice-based education that advances our mission to foster global citizenship and create a community of scholars from the region, the nation and around the world.

Located just 15 minutes north of Pittsburgh in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania, our welcoming educational community brings students and faculty from every background together in pursuit of personal and professional excellence.

Our Department of Nursing carries this spirit into the health care realm. As an Entry Level MSN student, you will discover:

A Small-Class, High-Expectation Environment

La Roche University offers you close personal mentorship from faculty members as you prepare to enter your new profession. It’s meaningful mentorship, too: the professors and instructors you’ll encounter during your Entry Level MSN program bring clinical experience, academic expertise and a passion for teaching to the classroom. Many of them are respected experts within the Pittsburgh health care community.

Skills-Driven Education

We believe the best way to help you become the competent, confident clinician that patients need is through repeated practice. You’ll take part in hands-on learning in our advanced simulation laboratories, preparing step-by-step for the patient assessment and care skills you’ll need during your clinical rotations—and in your first role as a nurse.

A Patient-Centered Perspective

Our approach to professional education is elevated by our Catholic heritage. In our Department of Nursing, this means integrating compassion with clinical excellence and respect for individual dignity with research. You’ll be challenged to examine your assumptions about personal differences and see how they can inform your responsibilities as a health care practitioner. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own personal, ethics-grounded philosophy of care, and prepare to advocate for better, more equitable care for all.

The Support You Need to Graduate

At La Roche University, we have a proven track record of engaging and supporting every single student from day one of their degree right through to graduation.

Connections to Nursing Career Opportunities

In addition to our 100% degree completion rate, 100% of respondents to our MSN alumni surveys over the past three years report that they were working in a degree-related job within six months of graduation. That’s because we’re connected to employers throughout the region, thanks to faculty who are active, respected practitioners and a network of affiliated health care organizations we’ve built over the years.

As a La Roche University graduate, you will have access to the opportunities you need to build a lifelong career in nursing—and the skills you need to make a difference in the lives of patients.

Start Today

Take the next step toward your career in nursing. Contact a La Roche University admissions specialist about the 20-month Entry Level MSN program today!