Nursing Program to Start in the Fall
Scholarships are still available for new students enrolling in Seton Hill’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. The new nursing program begins in the fall of 2019. Upon completion of Seton Hill’s Nursing Program, students will be eligible to take the licensing examination (NCLEX) for professional registered nurses. The program is offered through the Wukich School of Nursing.
Students in Seton Hill’s BSN program have access to top-notch academic, clinical and research facilities and resources at the JoAnne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center. The four-year nursing program also offers the opportunity to earn a minor in a relevant area of study — such as medical Spanish — or combine the BSN with an MBA in healthcare administration.
Nursing students at Seton Hill take foundational courses in their freshman year and begin clinical experiences in the sophomore year. During the senior year, Seton Hill nursing students are matched with local registered nurses and spend more than 100 hours working and learning with them.
“The nursing program offers students both the scientific and professional education they will need to succeed in the nursing profession,” said Provost Susan Yochum, SC, Ph.D. “It also provides them with the liberal arts background that will allow them to effectively communicate with patients and collaborate with fellow healthcare professionals.”
During the clinical phase, Seton Hill nursing students benefit from Seton Hill’s partnerships with local and regional hospitals and healthcare providers, including the UPMC health system, the Excela health system, the Allegheny Health Network, and independent local community hospitals and long-term care centers.
“The BSN Program joins Seton Hill’s programs in physician assistant, health science, nutrition and dietetics, exercise science and orthodontics as well as our partnerships with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Salus University to provide our students with multiple pathways to careers in healthcare,” according to University President Mary Finger, Ed.D.
“The university’s mission of educating students to think and act critically, creatively and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world is a perfect fit for nursing,” said Diane Kondas, program director. “It speaks to what nurses do every day as we care for others.”