Siena Heights University (SHU) is excited to announce a new partnership with Stark State College in Ohio. In the new partnership, Siena Heights University and Stark State College signed agreements for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) and RN-BSN degree completion programs.

Under the agreement, Siena ensures Stark State students a smooth transition of transfer of credit and allows employees of Stark State a tuition discount for Siena’s various degree completion centers and graduate college.

“We are pleased to offer Stark State College nursing graduates the opportunity to complete their RN-BSN degree online with Siena Heights University, as well as serve those students with an allied health, or technical associate degree in our BAS program” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “We are excited about this collaboration with Stark State College and look forward to working together.”

Siena Heights University was established in 1919 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Since then, SHU has grown significantly and now offers 51 different programs on their residential campus. When combined with their graduate and SHU Global courses, there are 71 programs available for prospective students of all ages and experiences. Of these programs, one of the most notable is the Siena Heights University Nursing Program.

The SHU Nursing Program consists of the following: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program, an accelerated RN to BSN degree completion program, and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Health Systems Leadership. In the summer of 2022, the program was ranked #24 in the state of Michigan by the Nursing School Almanac.

“We are excited to create a new transfer partnership with Siena Heights University in support of our health students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree. We look forward to the new partnership and to ensuring students have a seamless transition from Stark State to Siena Heights,” said Dr. Lada Gibson-Shreve, Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

About Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University is a Catholic university founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Siena Heights is a coeducational North Central accredited institution founded in the liberal arts tradition, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. The university is headquartered in Adrian, MI., with degree completion centers in Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Dearborn, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Online.

About Stark State College
Stark State College is a student-centered, comprehensive community college with cutting-edge career programs that reflect ever-evolving marketplace demands. The College offers more than 230 associate degrees and certificates in business and entrepreneurial studies, education, engineering technologies, health and human services, information technologies, liberal arts, mathematics and sciences. With nearly 14,000 students enrolled annually, Stark State is the largest among Stark County’s five colleges and universities and fourth largest of the 23 public two-year colleges in the University System of Ohio.