Penn State Fayette offers RN-to-BS program at Mon Valley Hospital

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will offer an RN-to-BS in Nursing completion program at the Monongahela Valley Hospital beginning Jan. 12. This program is targeted to the working registered nurse (RN).

Classes will be delivered in an accelerated format one evening per week at the hospital, 1163 Country Club Road, Monongahela, Pa. This format allows the RN to complete two courses or six credits per semester. The program also awards the RN 33 credits for educational experience and can be completed in as little as six semesters, based on credits already earned.

According to Melissa Miner, Fayette campus’ coordinator for Nursing, “This is a great opportunity for the RN to obtain a BS in Nursing from Penn State University close to home without driving to a distant campus.”

The program is being coordinated by Penn State Fayette’s Office of Outreach and Continuing Education. Director Joe Segilia is excited about the opportunity to bring a highly regarded Nursing Program to Mon Valley area residents.

“Penn State University has a well-known reputation for responding to the educational needs of Pennsylvanians,” he said. “This specific program brings the resources of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus to nurses in southwestern Pennsylvania. We have been providing on-site nursing programs at local hospitals for more than 10 years.”

“Nursing students who enroll in these Penn State classes bring expertise and skills from various healthcare environments,” he added. “Many students indicate that this focused classroom interaction with other nursing colleagues and the leadership provided by Penn State Fayette’s Nursing faculty are valuable components of a successful learning process.”

Individuals interested in learning more about this new program initiative can call Penn State Fayette’s Nursing Department at 724-430-4220.