New! Nursing School Campus in Scranton, PA
To train additional caring and skilled nurses, Jersey College and Commonwealth Health have collaborated to establish a School of Nursing on Moses Taylor Hospital’s campus, serving the greater Scranton region. The Jersey College Hospital-Based Professional Nursing Program at Moses Taylor Hospital is a six-semester program, culminating in an associate degree in nursing, providing its graduates with opportunities to become a registered nurse. Inaugural classes begin in January and students can enroll now.
“Jersey College and Commonwealth Health have worked together for many months to develop a unique nursing education experience,” said Greg Karzhevsky, chancellor of Jersey College. “From our initial meetings, the Commonwealth Health leadership teams have shared our vision for this collaborative model of educating future nurses to care for patients in Northeastern Pennsylvania.”
With more than 12,000 square feet of classroom and office space, the Scranton program combines the teaching experience of a college and the clinical experience of a hospital. This hospital‐based track offers students the ability to learn the art and science of nursing from within a hospital setting. Students are able to experience a seamless transition from classroom theory to clinical application.
“The need for nurses in this market and across the country has been high for some time and is expected to continue,” says Todd Burda, CNO of Moses Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton. “Among other factors driving need, nurses have many employment options. We believe that engaging with well-educated students to share the values, philosophies and practices of Commonwealth Health hospitals will help us care for our communities into the future.” To learn more about Jersey College at Moses Taylor Hospital or begin the enrollment process, visit www.jerseycollege.edu/scranton or call (570) 866-3311.