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University to assume nursing program of shuttering college

May 8, 2019

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Castleton University is taking over the registered nurse bachelor’s degree program now offered by Southern Vermont College in Bennington.

The Bennington Banner reports the program at Southern Vermont College, which is closing after the spring semester, includes a standing offer of employment within the Southwestern Vermont Health Care organization upon graduation and tuition reimbursement.

Officials say the nursing program will be run out of the current leased space at the Vermont Mill Building. The instructors will be based in Bennington and all courses will be taught there.

Castleton University President Karen Scolforo said the college has applied to the New England Commission of Higher Education for an accreditation change to establish an additional programming location for Castleton in Bennington.

She calls the plan “a huge opportunity.”



Information from: Bennington Banner, http://www.benningtonbanner.com

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