SCRANTON – A new articulation agreement signed April 24, 2017, will provide a pathway for Lackawanna College graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Marywood University.

According to the agreement, Lackawanna’s Pre-Allied Health associate degree program graduates who meet the designated criteria, may transfer into the Nursing program at Marywood University.

Once enrolled in the University’s program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA overall and in their major-specific courses.

In addition, Lackawanna College students must complete Marywood’s Nutrition I course before graduation.

Through a dual enrollment agreement, this course may be completed free of charge at Marywood while enrolled at Lackawanna.

Lackawanna students who wish to transfer to Marywood prior to obtaining their associate degree must submit their transcripts for evaluation. Transferring graduates could complete their bachelor’s degree in four to six semesters.

“There are abundant jobs available for nurses in our region, and this agreement will enable our students to seamlessly transition from their associate of science degree to a bachelor’s nursing program,” Lackawanna College Vice President for Academic Affairs Erica Barone Pricci, Ph.D., said.

“This pathway will provide Lackawanna students with a wonderful opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in a feasible time frame, using 100% of their associate degree credits toward the next step of their educational journey and employment in their field."

“The collaboration between Marywood and Lackawanna College is another positive step for the institutions and our students,” said Ann Boland-Chase, Marywood University Vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success.

“Marywood University welcomes the opportunity to assist Lackawanna students and all students in meeting their educational goals.”

This new articulation agreement continues a spirit of collaboration between Lackawanna and Marywood and further demonstrates their mutual goal of providing quality education to the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond our region.

The institutions signed a broad articulation agreement for parallel articulated bachelor’s degree programs in July 2016.