Health Care and Wellness

Grove City College, BC3 to Launch Joint Nursing Program

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College is partnering with Butler County Community College to create a baccalaureate program in nursing. Plans call for the program to launch in the fall of 2020.

Through the newly established Charles Jr. and Betty Johnson School of Nursing at Grove City College, students will attend classes at Grove City and receive technical and clinical training via the community college. 

“Nursing is a rewarding and fulfilling career that many students are interested in pursuing. There is also a pressing need for more and better trained professionals in the field,” said Grove City College President Paul McNulty in a statement. “This partnership with Butler County Community College allows us to meet the needs of students and society.”

In addition to Grove City’s creation of a nursing school, Butler County Community College is working on $18 million in improvements, including the $12 million Victor K. Phillips Nursing and Allied Health Building that will house its Shaffer School of Nursing and Allied Health.

By 2025, vacancies for registered nurse positions will surpass 1.2 million nationally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Prospective students are aware of that demand and are looking for degree programs that will put them on track to fill those vacancies and advance their careers in the health care sector,” McNulty said. “The joint BSN program will educate health-care professionals who can attend to patients and their families in a compassionate, holistic and ethical way.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.