The School of Nursing and Health Sciences will debut January 1, 2006, according to Provost Richard Nigro and Dean Zane Robinson Wolf. Currently known as the School of Nursing, the name change highlights the various academic and healthcare programs offered within the present School of Nursing.
The name change will help differentiate the various programs for applicants and the School’s many stakeholders. The Coordinated and Didactic Programs in Nutrition, Speech-Language-Hearing Science’s (SLHS) Undergraduate, Graduate, Five-Year, and PreSLP Programs, as well as the Undergraduate Nursing Programs, Graduate Nursing Program, and Nursing Certificate and Distributive Learning Programs, reflect the University’s response to the continually increasing need for students studying health sciences. The new name also emphasizes that each program prepares different healthcare professionals who pass licensing and credentialing examinations governing distinct, collaborative areas of clinical practice. The School also houses the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center, offering public health nursing services to Philadelphia and Bucks County residents, and the SLHS Community Clinic at St. Francis of Assisi Rectory in Germantown, offering speech-language pathology services to area residents.