First Students Participate in The University of Scranton and Geisinger RN to BSN Partnership Program

November 13, 2015

The University of Scranton and Geisinger Health System began an expedited bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for registered nurses working for Geisinger, which began in the fall 2015 semester. Lecture and clinical classes through this program, taught by University of Scranton faculty, are offered onsite at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. Nurses at other Geisinger campuses can participate in the degree program via live video conferencing. The first cohort of students to participate in the program met recently with faculty on the University’s campus. First row, from left, Margarete Zalon, Ph.D., professor of nursing; Jackie Roman of Kingston; Lora Urbas of Browndale; Sharon Hudacek, Ed.D., professor of nursing and director of the University’s RN to BSN and LPN to BSN programs; Heather Snyder of McClure; Leah Ann Cox of Taylor, and Catherine Lovecchio Ph.D., associate professor of nursing. Second row: Grace Gavigan of Wilkes-Barre; Lea Clark of Hudson; Lori Smith of Wilkes-Barre; Janel Moon of Bear Creek Township; and Christine Schoener of West Pittston. Third row: Michele Polney of Wilkes-Barre; Jess Herb of Wilkes-Barre; Jillian Meyer Taylor of Wyoming; and Sabrina Shander of Jessup. Fourth row: Kimberley Yatsko of Nanticoke; Lynn Fino of Mountain Top; Raphael Ferro of Hanover Township; and Carol Golosky of Taylor. Fifth row: Carole James Czepiel of Pocono Lake; Lora Slusher of Olyphant; Amie Engle of Berwick; Elizabeth Aciukewicz of Trucksville; JoAnn Blackwell of Mountain Top; Amanda Chapin of Watsontown and Debra Schreck of Scranton.

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