Geisinger and University of Scranton Announce RN to BSN Partnership Program

June 16, 2015

Geisinger Health System and The University of Scranton have partnered to offer an expedited bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for registered nurses beginning in the fall of 2015.  Both lecture and clinical classes will be held onsite at Geisinger-Community Medical Center and taught by University of Scranton faculty. Nurses at other Geisinger campuses will also be able to participate in the degree program via live video conferencing.  

Geisinger nurses will also be offered a special tuition rate.

The RN to BSN Partnership Program will allow registered nurses working at Geisinger to complete their bachelor of science in nursing degree with 48.5 credits from The University of Scranton’s nursing program, which is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

In addition, participants who meet academic requirements will have the option to apply for the University’s accelerated master of science in nursing (MSN) program, which allows them to earn up to 12 graduate credits toward a MSN while earning their bachelor’s degree.

The University of Scranton is a nationally recognized Jesuit university founded in 1888. Nursing degrees offered by the University include a BSN; LPN to BSN; RN to BSN; Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.S.N.; Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N. and post-master’s certificate; Nurse Anesthesia, M.S.N. and post-master’s certificate; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP.

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models. Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. 

Applications for the RN to BSN Partnership Program are being accepted.

For additional information, contact Caitlyn Hollingshead, director of graduate and international admissions at The University of Scranton, at Caitlyn.hollingshead@scranton.edu or 570-941-6202, or Sharon Hudacek, Ed.D., professor of nursing at The University of Scranton, at Sharon.hudacek@scranton.edu or 570-941-4197. View the program brochure at scranton.edu/ghs.

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