ISSUED: 12 March 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dimensional Learning Solutions and the internationally based ANL Health Solutions and Consultants to recruit nursing students from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
“Having a cohort of international students will be enriching for our student experience and an opportunity for faculty to expand their international collaboration,” said Dr. Sharon Mailey, acting dean, College of Education and Professional Studies. “Health is not only local but global. We’re thrilled these R.N. to B.S.N. students have chosen Shepherd as we move into a more global area of care and practice. This will be an excellent opportunity for all of us to become more globally aware and more culturally sensitive.”
Mailey said 10 students will attend Shepherd this summer and 10 more will arrive for the fall semester.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming these new students to our campus,” said Dr. Lois Jarman, director of international affairs.
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, ANL is approved by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan to allow nurses to increase their nursing skills and to earn licensure in the United States. Students will take English language acquisition courses through Shepherd’s Intensive English Language Program, as well as upper-level nursing courses, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
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