Lackawanna College Signs Transfer Agreement with Harrisburg University

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Lackawanna College and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology signed a transfer agreement that will make it easier for students in Lackawanna College’s RN-to-BSN program to continue their education through Harrisburg’s Master’s in Nursing program.

The agreement was signed during a virtual signing ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Attending the ceremony from Lackawanna College was President Mark Volk, President-Elect Jill A. Murray, Ph.D. and VP for Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer Dr. Erica Barone-Pricci, Ph.D. Attending from Harrisburg University was President Dr. Eric Darr and Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Bilita Mattes.

“We are excited to partner with Harrisburg University to create a pathway for our RN-to-BSN students to continue their education,” said Mark Volk, Lackawanna College President. “The success of our students is a top priority for Lackawanna College, and this agreement will ensure that they receive the best training possible to enter the healthcare field.”

Under the agreement, Spring 2020 graduates of the Lackawanna College RN-to-BSN program will be eligible to receive the Lackawanna College Nursing Students Scholarship along with a 25% reduced tuition rate through Harrisburg University.

“We are thrilled about the partnership and opportunity for Harrisburg University and Lackawanna College to better serve nurses in Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Darr. “Our teams are dedicated to making this partnership successful, and I think there are a lot of other significant opportunities for us to work together to meet workforce needs. I look forward to expanding our partnership with Lackawanna College.”

The Online Master of Science degree in Nursing consists of advanced training in evidence-based practices, quality improvement, process improvement and best practices in nursing education. The program is designed to support improvements and innovations in nursing for the current American healthcare system, including population health, health equity and Social Determinants of Health. These also include the promotion of evidence-based practice, the strengthening of interprofessional communication, and an overall mindset of professional development. This online program will prepare nurses for careers in clinical and non-clinical healthcare settings.