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By Madelyn Birmingham
Content Writer, Siena Heights University
February 9, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – Siena Heights University is excited to announce a new partnership with Stark State College, a community college based in North Canton, Ohio. In the new partnership, the two colleges signed agreements for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) and RN-BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree completion programs.
Under the agreement, Siena Heights ensures Stark State students a smooth transition of transfer of credit and allows employees of Stark State a tuition discount for Siena Heights University’s various degree completion centers and graduate college.
“We are pleased to offer Stark State College nursing graduates the opportunity to complete their RN-BSN degree online with Siena Heights University, as well as serve those students with an allied health or technical associate degree in our BAS program,” said Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD, President of Siena Heights University. “We are excited about this collaboration with Stark State College and look forward to working together.”
Siena Heights University was established in 1919 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Since then, it has grown significantly and now offers 51 programs on its residential campus. When combined with graduate and SHU Global courses, 71 programs are available for prospective students of all ages and experiences. Of these programs, one of the most notable is the Siena Heights University Nursing Program.
The Nursing Program consists of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program, an accelerated RN to BSN degree completion program, and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Health Systems Leadership. In the summer of 2022, the program was ranked 24th in Michigan by the Nursing School Almanac.
“We are excited to create a new transfer partnership with Siena Heights University in support of our health students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Lada Gibson-Shreve, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “We look forward to the new partnership and to ensuring students have a seamless transition from Stark State to Siena Heights.”