Students from Saint Vincent College can complete a Carlow University bachelor of science in nursing program on-site at Saint Vincent!
Saint Vincent College
For Immediate Release
Saint Vincent College, Public Relations -
June 22, 2018
Two Catholic schools to
SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE TO OFFER CARLOW UNIVERSITY NURSING
LATROBE, PA - Saint Vincent College and
Carlow University jointly announced today that the Pennsylvania
State Board of Nursing has approved their collaborative plan to
offer the Carlow University four-year, bachelor of science degree
in nursing (BSN) program on-site at Saint Vincent College beginning
in the fall of 2019.
According to Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., Ph.D., president of
Saint Vincent, Carlow will be responsible for the nursing
curriculum and Saint Vincent will primarily offer the non-nursing
courses including those that satisfy the core curriculum.
"We look forward to a program which will take advantage of
Carlow's expertise in nursing and Saint Vincent College's strength
in the sciences and humanities as well as the business department
which teaches lean principles for health care," Br. Norman
commented. "It will serve our students well and fulfill an
extraordinary regional need to meet the nurse shortage."
"Carlow University has been educating nurses since 1948," said
Suzanne K. Mellon, Ph.D., Carlow's president. "Carlow's nursing
program teaches nurses to care for the whole person. Carlow nurses
graduate ready to care for the sick and promote and maintain the
highest possible levels of health and wellness. We look forward to
continuing this through this unique collaboration with Saint
Qualified prospective students will be invited to apply for
enrollment in fall 2019 as Saint Vincent students on campus for the
first two years. While living and studying at Saint Vincent their
last two years, students will be Carlow students, taught by Carlow
nursing faculty, and will be awarded their BSN degree by
Nursing students will utilize the excellent facilities of Saint
Vincent College's Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion. "A new
simulation laboratory will be added to support the program,"
advised Dr. Stephen Jodis, dean of the Herbert W. Boyer School of
Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing.
The program will also take advantage of the existing partnership
between Excela Health and Saint Vincent. "Together, we have offered
a Master of Science in Health Science - Nurse Anesthesia since 2006
and a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice since 2013," Br. Norman
"Students who choose to study nursing at the Saint Vincent
campus will be selecting a BSN program with an excellent
reputation," noted Dr. Lynn E. George, dean of the Carlow
University College of Health and Wellness, adding that "Carlow's
BSN nursing program graduates have had the highest NCLEX first-time
pass rate in the Pittsburgh area for the past four years with 100
percent of them finding employment or moving on to graduate school.
Nurses who graduate
from the BSN program at the Saint Vincent campus will be well
prepared for careers in health care systems regionally and
Further details about the program are available by contacting
the Saint Vincent College Office of Admission at 724-805-2500
or-800-782-5549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Orlando, Director, Public Relations
Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA
15650-2690 Phone 724-805-2010, FAX 724-805-2019, email@example.com,
Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations
Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Phone