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Greenville and St. John’s forge pact for nursing program


St. John’s College of Nursing Chancellor Charlene Aaron (left) and HSHS Holy Family Hospital President Kelly Sager said University of Greenville students can now take the nursing program on campus .

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GREENVILLE – The University of Greenville has received Higher Learning Commission approval for an agreement with St. John’s College of Nursing in Springfield that allows Greenville students to complete their nursing education on the campus of Greenville.

“This will provide students in the area with a chance to attend nursing school and achieve their educational goals more efficiently, saving them time and money while they graduate,” said St. John’s Chancellor Charlene Aaron.

Previously, students spent two years in pre-infirmary in Greenville before completing their studies in St. John’s. Now, St. John’s nursing courses will be offered in Greenville beginning in the fall semester. Clinical experiences will take place at HSHS Holy Family Hospital.

“It offers many students in the area a chance to experience rural health care, while developing our own future nurses,” said Kelly Sager, president of HSHS Holy Family. “I am confident that many may choose to stay in our rural hospital setting to care for family, friends and neighbors, another way to continue to keep care local.”

“This program is the result of a partnership that began months ago between like-minded mission organizations who want to see qualified nurses of character graduate to serve people – many in this same region,” the president said. from the University of Greenville, Suzanne Davis.