This program is designed for students to complete the first two years of the necessary coursework required to continue their education in nursing. The program’s foundation is built in sciences and liberal arts fields, building a students’ interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Pre-Nursing Associate Degree Program in Jenkintown, PA

Do you have a passion for helping others and wish to pursue a career as a nurse? A pre-nursing program is the first step of that journey. The preparatory program allows students to complete the necessary coursework required to continue their education in nursing school.

Located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, Manor College is pleased to offer interested students a path toward their goal of becoming a nurse. Our Pre-Nursing Associate Degree program prepares students for the road lying ahead. Discover more about our Pre-Nursing Associate Degree program, as well as the possible careers or continuing educational opportunities.

Nurses practice in a variety of areas, including surgical, emergency medicine, obstetrics and more. Employment opportunities vary from hospitals and healthcare organizations to schools, government agencies and home healthcare.

About Manor’s Pre-Nursing Associate Degree Program

At Manor College, we are committed to providing students with a nurturing and safe environment to learn and grow. Our small class sizes offer personalized education that ensures every student can experience quality education and success.

Our Pre-Nursing Associate Degree program prepares students to serve all segments of society with compassion. The program’s foundation is built in the sciences and liberal arts fields and builds students’ interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Upon completing the program, students will have met the basic prerequisites required for nursing school, accelerating their pathway toward a nursing degree. Furthermore, graduates can use the knowledge and skills acquired through their courses to make a positive impact on their community and the world.

In addition, enrolling in the Pre-Nursing Associate Degree program at Manor College allows students to experience the nursing field before fully committing to a four-year program. Enrolling in our program is a great way to determine if a career as a nurse is right for you.

Those wishing to learn more about our Pre-Nursing Associate Degree program, including Academic Program Learning Outcomes, can find valuable information in this video from Dr. Julie Senecoff, MS, Ph.D. Senior Dean, Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences.

Our Partnerships

To provide students with the best possible education and experience, Manor College is proud to partner with other well-respected learning institutions. Our partnerships include:

La Salle University

Our dual admissions partnership with La Salle University’s Nursing Program allows students enrolled at Manor College to take four courses at LaSalle during their second year. Through the partnership, students transfer to LaSalle University for two years to complete the BSN program.

Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson College of Nursing

If students have graduated with their Pre-Nursing Associate Degree from Manor College, they can continue their education with Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson College of Nursing thanks to our dual admissions partnership. Students will work towards their Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN. Specific curriculum and GPA requirements apply.

Pre-nursing students posing in front of academic building while wearing scrubs

Possible Career Opportunities

There will always be a need for qualified medical professionals. That is especially true for nurses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 6% from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

The need for qualified nurses applies to a variety of fields, such as:

  • Surgical
  • Emergency medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental health

Additionally, employment opportunities are equally varied and include:

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Community healthcare centers
  • Schools
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Private clinics
  • Long-term care facilities and home healthcare
  • Government agencies


Students who continue their education are positioned to be rewarded with many more career opportunities. For example, if you pursue advanced education at the master’s degree level, you can become better qualified to pursue the role of nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, or nurse midwife.

Start Pursuing Your Passion at Manor College

Students in the Jenkintown, PA, area wanting to become nurses can begin their pursuit at Manor College. Our Pre-Nursing Associate’s Degree program equips students with the basic foundation necessary to further their education in nursing school. Those wanting to enroll in our program can do so online. Visit Manor College to learn more, or contact us today.

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Meet Pre-Nursing Graduate Amira B’sharat ’22

Meet Professor Dr. Julie Senecoff, MS, Ph.D


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