Sacred Heart University has assumed operations of St. Vincent’s College, effective July 2, merging the valuable resources of two of the region’s longstanding, venerable learning institutions. “Sacred Heart University and St. Vincent’s College are two institutions with a strong Catholic identity and similar missions and core values, and we are confident that joining together will benefit the students in both programs,” said SHU President John J. Petillo.
Fourteen nurses in Ghana are earning their master's degrees and will be able to educate student nurses and improve patient outcomes, thanks to an innovative, tuition-free partnership with Sacred Heart University. The partnership between SHU's College of Nursing and Ghana's Holy Family Nursing & Midwifery Training College boosts faculty expertise and nurses' training in the rural Sunyani region and helps SHU live out its mission to embrace social justice and make a difference in the global community.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted accreditation to Sacred Heart University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program for 10 years. The CCNE Board of Commissioners, which comprises chief nurse administrators, nursing faculty, professional and public consumers and practicing nurses, determined that the program met all four accreditation standards. In addition, the board confirmed there are no compliance concerns with respect to key elements. The accreditation standards are mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices and assessment and achievement of program outcomes.