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Nonprofit Leadership Program

A new Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program, which began this spring, will develop future executives to guide charitable organizations. The program combines a rigorous academic component taught by Kania School of Management faculty, who have nonprofit expertise with mentorship and experiential learning through a capstone project and will consist of eight four-hour sessions on alternating Fridays.

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In-demand IT Major

The University began offering a new bachelor’s degree in the in-demand field of information technology (IT) in the fall. Students earning the degree can pursue careers as cyber-security engineers, business-systems analysts, information management system administrators or network security analysts, among other highly sought positions, said Benjamin Bishop, Ph.D., professor of computing sciences.

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Nursing Program Earns Elite Designation

The University’s nursing program joined just 56 schools and organizations in the nation that have earned the National League of Nursing’s (NLN) prestigious designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. The NLN named Scranton a Center of Excellence for 2016-20 in recognition of its sustained efforts in “Creating Environments That Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development.”

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Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Program Awarded Grant

The graduate nursing program was awarded a federal traineeship grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health Professions, for $348,500 for the 2016-17 academic year. The funds support the educational preparation of graduate students in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. The majority of FNP students at Scranton will have approximately 90 percent of their tuition costs paid this academic year.

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