Information Sessions Set for Graduate and Undergraduate Adult Programs

Mar 25, 2009

The University of Scranton's College of Graduate and Continuing Education will hold public information sessions for graduate programs for counseling, business, education and nursing, and for undergraduate programs for adults.

An information session for the university's MBA program will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, in the PNC Board Room on the fifth floor of Brennan Hall. Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review listed Scranton's MBA program among the top 15 in the nation for general management in the "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools" special report published in the April edition of Entrepreneur. Scranton's MBA program holds accreditation from the prestigious AACSB-International and has been also ranked among the nation's "Best 292 Business Schools" for four  consecutive years, according to a guidebook published by the Princeton Review. Scranton's MBA program features concentrations in accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, management information systems and international business.

The university will hold an information session for graduate counseling programs on Wednesday, April 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 102 of Hyland Hall. Scranton offers graduate counseling programs in community counseling and school counseling, which are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), as well as rehabilitation counseling, which is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Scranton also offers a certificate of advanced graduate study in professional counseling.

Also on Wednesday, April 15, an undergraduate nursing program information session is scheduled to take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the first floor Reading Room of McGurrin Hall. Licensed practical nurses and registered nurses are invited to learn how they can earn advanced standing through their license and/or prior college credits and complete the bachelor of science in nursing degree program.  Information on the university's RN to MSN option will also be presented. Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet nursing faculty and current nursing students.

A graduate nursing information session will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on April 15 in room 355 of McGurrin Hall. The university offers graduate nursing programs in family nurse practitioner, adult health clinical nurse specialist, nurse education and nurse anesthesia. Additionally, the university offers a master of science degree in nursing program for nurses who hold certification as advanced registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA), advanced registered nurse practitioners (CRNP) and certified nurse midwives (CNM). A post-master's certificate option is available for registered nurses who hold a master's degree in nursing from a Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE) or National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredited program who wish to become family nurse practitioners or nurse anesthetists. The graduate nursing programs are accredited by NLNAC.

Several graduate assistant positions, which allow for a reduced tuition and stipend in exchange for a work commitment to the nursing department, are available.            

The general information session for the Jesuit university's certificate, associate's and bachelor's degree programs for adult students will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in room 102 of Hyland Hall. Prospective students can learn about the more than 75 programs offered at Scranton, including accounting, business administration, community health education, counseling and human services, criminal justice and health administration. University staff members will discuss financial aid options, advising and other services available to adult students. Information will also be available for transfer students, alumni students and visiting students interested in studying at The University of Scranton. The session is free, and refreshments will be served.

New this year is an education information session, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in room 406 of the DeNaples Center. Prospective students can learn about the university's programs in elementary education, secondary education, education administration, curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, special education, teaching English as a second language and reading. Information is also available about the superintendent's letter of eligibility program, as well as online programs in curriculum and instruction and education administration.

Application fees will be waived for those attending the information sessions.

For more information, or to make reservations call 1-800-366-4723, or visit

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