The nursing program at Thiel College is a collaborative program along with Sharon Regional Medical Center-Sharon Regional School of Nursing to graduate students with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Students in the program will be admitted to both Thiel College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and Sharon Regional’s Registered Nurse program.
Once enrolled, you will be active members of the Thiel community and eligible for all student life programs and athletics! Upon completion of both programs, students will earn an R.N. through Sharon Regional, and complete additional coursework at Thiel College to graduate with a B.S.N.
The nursing major is a true liberal arts experience that inclused courses from various academic departments at Thiel, as well as from Sharon Regional Medical Center-Sharon Regional School of Nursing. Students will split time between Thiel's campus and the campus of Sharon Regional in order to complete required coursework. After a student's fourth year they will sit for the NCLEX-RN.
It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. Students will have access to Thiel's Health Professions Institute, which applies classroom knowledge to human health and well-being, and guided tours of the unique contributions of literature, philosophy, and the fine arts to the art and science of healing. Students will also be able to attend health professions seminars to provide guidance and resources to assist in your preparation for medical career.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of jobs for all healthcare occupations will grow 18 percent by 2026, which is the highest among all occupational groups in the country. The program comes at a time when the healthcare industry generally, and nurses, specifically, are at the center of the fight against COVID-19. A report from the Pennsylvania Auditor General suggests that by 2030, Pennsylvania will have a shortage of 4,000 nurses. Earning a B.S.N. from Thiel College and an R.N. through Sharon Regional will prepare you for this growing profession!