On Jan. 3, 2024, upon the finalization of the University’s merger with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, Saint Joseph’s opened its new School of Nursing and Allied Health and named the school’s inaugural dean: Melissa J. Snyder, DEd, FNP, CNE.
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At Saint Joseph’s University in Lancaster, you’ll join a close-knit healthcare community and develop the clinical expertise and skills that patients require. With small class sizes and dedicated faculty mentors, Saint Joseph’s University provides expanded opportunities for students through prestigious nursing and healthcare programs.
Learning comes to life in our Center for Excellence in Practice, with immersive simulation experiences mirroring real-world clinical settings. With high-fidelity patient simulators, replica hospital rooms and advanced monitoring capabilities, you’ll gain confidence in a learning environment that is both safe and challenging. It’s not about getting ready for your career someday – it’s about doing the job from day one.
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School of Nursing and Allied Health
Saint Joseph’s University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health stands as a beacon of excellence in healthcare education, offering a comprehensive range of accredited programs that cater to aspiring professionals at various academic levels.
The School offers accredited bachelor’s, master’s, associate and certificate programs in the fields of nursing and allied health. These programs are designed to meet the highest standards, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to navigate the complexities of modern healthcare. Recognized as top-tier programs in the state of Pennsylvania, the School of Nursing and Allied Health’s commitment to excellence in education is evidenced by its accreditation and the success of its graduates contributing to the healthcare landscape.
Saint Joseph’s University and Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Complete Landmark Merger, Bolstering Healthcare Education Offerings
Marking the second acquisition in two years, Saint Joseph’s is reinforcing its commitment to educational excellence in healthcare, adding a school of nursing and allied health.
Following the University’s merger with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, Saint Joseph’s will welcome three new members to its board, each of whom bring valuable industry experience and expertise in healthcare, education and consumer foods.
Saint Joseph’s University and Inspira Health are working together to inspire healthcare leaders and improve the quality of care for patients.