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June 17, 2020 - The King’s College Health Science Programs unveiled a banner honoring workers in the healthcare fields for their tireless dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic. The banner, located in front of the Richard Abbas Alley Center for Health Sciences, is designed to draw a connection between the education King’s students receive in the Health Sciences and the professionals that serve and will serve in the critically important fields.

As a show of appreciation for area nurses, King’s College officials also announced that they will offer a two-for-one class discount this fall to those interested in the college’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in nursing program. Nurses entering the program this fall will be able to earn six credits offered and pay the cost of one three-credit class ($350 a credit)

The coursework, which focuses on an introduction to evidence-based practices and an examination of current issues and trends in nursing, will be taught as two consecutive 90-minute classes on Wednesday evenings during the fall semester. The program, taught in a hybrid format combining in-class and on-line instruction, is designed to allow current Registered Nurses with an associate or diploma degree an opportunity to further their education and increase their opportunities for career advancement.

In addition to the RN to BS in Nursing and a 1-2-1 dual degrees in Nursing program with Luzerne County Community College, King’s College also offers a bachelor’s and master’s degree in medical studies/physician assistant, bachelor’s degree program in exercise science, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in athletic training, and a new master’s degree program in nutrition science.

The RN to BS in nursing program recently received a five-year accreditation term by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Based on a visit by members of the accreditation team last November, the King’s program met all four accreditation standards with no compliance concerns.

Additional information on King’s nursing programs is available at Area nurses interested in the RN to BS in nursing and 1-2-1 dual degrees in nursing programs are encouraged to contact Dr. Cynthia Mailloux at (570)208-5900 ext. 5210.