Distance Learning

Regis College Taking Healthcare Programs Online

Regis College has gone public with the addition of online programs to its healthcare-focused academics. Those will be developed and delivered with the help of Pearson Embanet's online program management services. The two organizations have signed an agreement in which Pearson will work with the institution to deliver a master of science in health administration, two masters of science in nursing and five postgraduate nurse practitioner certificates.

Regis has about 2,000 students and is located in Weston, MA near Boston. Pearson's online degree program services cover large portions of program development: funding, marketing, recruitment and retention, course development, faculty support, hosting and help desk. The college will provide the curriculum, course content, admission and support for instructors.

"In keeping with our mission, this online initiative will be part of the solution to the nationwide shortage of highly educated health care providers and managers throughout the country," said Regis President Antoinette Hays, in a prepared statement. "I am pleased that Pearson will help us build on the work we are doing to make higher education accessible."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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