Clarion University, Somerset County launch joint ASN program

August 20, 2019

Clarion University and the County of Somerset will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the two-year Associate of Science in Nursing program that begins this fall at Somerset County Education Center, 6022 Glades Pike, Somerset.

The ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 23 and will include representatives from state, county and local government, as well as Clarion University administration and nursing faculty. The open house will follow from 11 a.m. to 2 pm.

The two-year ASN program leads to licensure as a registered nurse upon successful completion of the National Council Licensure Exam. Clarion's current ASN program has boasted strong academics with an NCLEX pass rate well above the national average.

The curriculum offers hands-on clinical patient care experiences in the first semester. Clarion University offers core nursing classes and general education, while Penn Highlands Community College, also located Somerset County Education Center, offers additional general education and support courses. Somerset Hospital serves as the primary clinical training site and offers diverse clinical/hospital experiences that cover a variety of nursing specialties including emergency room, operating room, home health, medical-surgical and pediatrics.

For information about the program, contact Casey McVay at 814-393-1229 or cmcvay@clarion.edu, or visit www.clarion.edu/asnsomerset.

Last Updated 8/20/19