NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University and St. Joseph School of Nursing are developing an educational partnership that will allow eligible St. Joseph graduates to seamlessly earn their bachelor of science degrees in nursing by attending a fourth year of coursework at Salve Regina.
The “3 plus 1” academic progression model draws upon the strengths of the two long-standing institutions to produce the highly-trained, highly professional baccalaureate-level nurses required by today’s continually-evolving healthcare environment. The agreement between Salve Regina and St. Joseph outlines a shared curriculum design and a financial structure for tuition and fees.
“Due to the cultural similarities and high academic and professional standards maintained by both institutions, and the high rate with which St. Joseph graduates pass the national licensing examination, many St. Joseph graduates will make highly-competitive applicants to Salve Regina’s nursing program,” said Patricia Nadle, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island.”
“Salve Regina University and St. Joseph School of Nursing have had a wonderful working relationship for many years,” said. Traci Warrington, Salve Regina’s dean of professional studies. “This is a natural progression for our institutions, and we are excited about developing this educational partnership that provides the opportunity for students at St. Joseph School of Nursing to work towards a baccalaureate degree which is becoming the standard for nursing professionals nationwide.”
Salve Regina is a Catholic, co-educational, private, non-profit institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy and chartered by the State of Rhode Island in 1934. Salve Regina operates a selective, fully accredited nursing program that leads to bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing.
St. Joseph is a Catholic, co-educational, private, non-profit institution founded in 1899 by the Sisters of St. Frances of Glen Riddle, Pa. and first approved by the State of Rhode Island in 1912. An affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners and located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, St. Joseph provides a fully accredited 3-year diploma program in nursing, following which graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination for registered nurses.