King’s College students participate in dual degree nursing program

King’s College students participating in the 1-2-1- dual Degree in Nursing Partnership with Luzerne County Community College are, from left, first row, Erika Freely, Genevieve Federici, Samayah Coleman-Smith, Valerie Genao, Megan Giangiulio, Samantha Labenski, Gianna Marsico, Hannah Redding and Eden Stella. Second row, Dr. Deborah Vilegi-Payne, PhD., RN, dean of nursing health, Luzerne County Community College; student participants Nicole Kalinowski, Meghan Smith, Hunter Masters, Alison Binderup, Isabelle Colon, Alanis St. Clair, Elaina Coppola, Paige Parchinski, Olivia Hains, Faith Schaffer, Kathleen Kerlin, Taylor Bradley, Vaughn Hayes, Marisa Mauro; and Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, PhD., RN, CNE, professor and department chair of nursing, King’s College. Third row, Caleb Cragle, Matthew Piontkowski, and Ward Beley. - Submitted photo

Twenty-six students recently began their first year of study at King’s College as part of the 1-2-1 Dual Degrees in Nursing Partnership in conjunction with Luzerne County Community College (LCCC).

The 1-2-1 Dual Degrees in Nursing Partnership is based on students doing course work on both King’s and LCCC campuses. It allows students to receive two degrees, an associate of science and a bachelor’s of science in nursing, in four years.

Students in the 1-2-1 Dual Degrees in Nursing Partnership will spend their first and fourth years at King’s completing the core and upper level nursing requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree; the middle two years will be primarily devoted to nursing studies at LCCC, including labs and clinicals, with some additional core classes at King’s.

At the end of the third year, students will take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). During the final year, students can practice as an RN while completing the RN to BS in Nursing program and any outstanding core courses at King’s.

King’s College students participating in the 1-2-1- dual Degree in Nursing Partnership with Luzerne County Community College are, from left, first row, Erika Freely, Genevieve Federici, Samayah Coleman-Smith, Valerie Genao, Megan Giangiulio, Samantha Labenski, Gianna Marsico, Hannah Redding and Eden Stella. Second row, Dr. Deborah Vilegi-Payne, PhD., RN, dean of nursing health, Luzerne County Community College; student participants Nicole Kalinowski, Meghan Smith, Hunter Masters, Alison Binderup, Isabelle Colon, Alanis St. Clair, Elaina Coppola, Paige Parchinski, Olivia Hains, Faith Schaffer, Kathleen Kerlin, Taylor Bradley, Vaughn Hayes, Marisa Mauro; and Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, PhD., RN, CNE, professor and department chair of nursing, King’s College. Third row, Caleb Cragle, Matthew Piontkowski, and Ward Beley.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DualDegrees.jpgKing’s College students participating in the 1-2-1- dual Degree in Nursing Partnership with Luzerne County Community College are, from left, first row, Erika Freely, Genevieve Federici, Samayah Coleman-Smith, Valerie Genao, Megan Giangiulio, Samantha Labenski, Gianna Marsico, Hannah Redding and Eden Stella. Second row, Dr. Deborah Vilegi-Payne, PhD., RN, dean of nursing health, Luzerne County Community College; student participants Nicole Kalinowski, Meghan Smith, Hunter Masters, Alison Binderup, Isabelle Colon, Alanis St. Clair, Elaina Coppola, Paige Parchinski, Olivia Hains, Faith Schaffer, Kathleen Kerlin, Taylor Bradley, Vaughn Hayes, Marisa Mauro; and Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, PhD., RN, CNE, professor and department chair of nursing, King’s College. Third row, Caleb Cragle, Matthew Piontkowski, and Ward Beley. Submitted photo