University of Scranton and Geisinger Start RN to BSN Partnership Program

August 12, 2015

At a planning meeting for the program are, from left, Dona Carpenter, Ed.D., professor and chair of the University’s Nursing Department; Caitlyn Hollingshead, the University’s director of graduate and international admissions; Debra A. Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; Sharon Hudacek, Ed.D., professor of nursing and director of the University’s RN to BSN and LPN to BSN programs; Edward Steinmetz, senior vice president for finance and administration at The Univeristy of Scranton; and, representing Geisinger Health System, MaryAnn Cortese-Rubino, Geisinger northeast associate vice president of nursing services; Angelo Venditti, Geisinger-Community Medical Center’s vice president and chief nursing officer; and Sue Hallick, Geisinger Health System’s executive vice president and chief nursing officer.

The University of Scranton and Geisinger Health System will offer a unique expedited bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for registered nurses working for Geisinger beginning in the fall of 2015. Lecture and clinical classes, taught by University of Scranton faculty, will be offered onsite at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. Nurses at other Geisinger campuses can participate in the degree program via live video conferencing.

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