Lakeland News Posting

Holden University Center expands partnership with Ursuline College

Posted: August 9, 2022 | Updated: August 16, 2022

Beginning fall 2022, students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree close to home in Lake County will have more options. The Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College announced students will now have the opportunity to choose from four new bachelor’s degree programs offered through Ursuline College.

The new degree programs include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work

By adding these four new degree programs, students now have over 20 bachelor’s degrees from nine colleges and universities to choose from at Lakeland’s Holden University Center.

“We are grateful for our partnership with Ursuline College and their commitment to providing high quality learning opportunities for our students,” shared Kristina Willey, Lakeland’s senior director for student recruitment and the Holden University Center. “Adding these new degree programs will give our students more options when choosing career paths, ultimately leading to a more qualified and diverse workforce for northeast Ohio.”

These new programs bring Ursuline’s total partnership to seven offerings, including the only doctoral program offered at the Holden University Center. Ursuline’s existing programs include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Ursuline College Adult Program)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

“I am delighted that Ursuline College and the Holden Center at Lakeland Community College are expanding their partnership to serve more students in Northeast Ohio,” said Kathryn M. LaFontana, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. “Designated a national Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing and among the top-ranked nursing colleges in Ohio, Ursuline College's Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions offers one of the most respected BSN nursing programs in the country, while Ursuline's Social Work program is ranked among the nation's best by College Values Online. We are committed to making these high-quality educational experiences more accessible to residents of Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties to prepare them for lives of service, leadership, and professional excellence.”

Ursuline College will be hosting a general information session where students can learn about the partnerships and programs offered through Lakeland's Holden University Center, speak with Ursuline representatives and find out how to get started.

The session will be Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Holden University Center from noon-1 p.m.

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