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Carlow to bring nursing program to Saint Vincent College campus

Jeff Himler
| Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2:39 a.m.
Soon to be graduates gather in the atrium of the The Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion at Saint Vincent College, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 before the beginning of the Class of 2017 commencement ceremony.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Soon to be graduates gather in the atrium of the The Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion at Saint Vincent College, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 before the beginning of the Class of 2017 commencement ceremony.

Nursing students can enroll in Carlow University's four-year, Bachelor of Science degree program on the campus of Saint Vincent College beginning in the fall 2019 semester.

The collaborative plan has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Carlow will be responsible for the nursing curriculum while Saint Vincent will offer non-nursing courses, including those that satisfy the core curriculum, said Brother Norman W. Hipps, Saint Vincent president.

Students accepted into the program will be considered Saint Vincent students during their first two years of instruction.

They will be Carlow students in their final two years, taught by Carlow nursing faculty. Their diplomas will come from Carlow.

“We look forward to a program which will take advantage of Carlow's expertise in nursing and Saint Vincent College's strength in the sciences and humanities,” said Hipps in a press release. “It will serve our students well and fulfill an extraordinary regional need to meet the nurse shortage.”

Nursing students will use Saint Vincent College's Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion, where a new simulation laboratory will be added to support the program, said Stephen Jodis, dean of the college's Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing.

The program will take advantage of Saint Vincent's partnership with Excela Health, which includes a Master of Science in Health Science – Nurse Anesthesia and a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, Hipps added.

Carlow's nursing degree program began in 1948.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6622, jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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