Misericordia Nursing Dept. Hosts External Advisory Board Meeting

The Department of Nursing at Misericordia University recently hosted its 6th annual External Advisory Board meeting at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre, to discuss interprofessional relationships among health care providers that benefit patients and the role of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and Doctor of Nursing Practice-credentialed nurses in the field today.

The health care and educational professionals who have volunteered to participate on the Misericordia University advisory board bring years of experience from varied backgrounds, including the clinical and academic fields. The advisory board discusses myriad topics to help members gain a better understanding of the health care needs of the region and to discuss how Misericordia University’s Department of Nursing can help to better meet those needs.

Misericordia University offers three undergraduate nursing programs: traditional, full-time nursing students; part-time accelerated evening program for adult students; and the RN/Expressway Program. The undergraduate nursing programs are designed to meet the special educational and scheduling needs of adult and traditional students. They all lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The University also offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in two formats.

For more information about the nursing programs at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/nursing.Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full-and part-time formats.

Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities –North category of U. S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges, and was designated a 2015 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.