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Penn State Scranton nursing program helps local emergency responders prepare for crisis situations

They can cough. They can tell you they are going to vomit. Their eyes go into dilation and miosis. Their face turns blue when their vitals are low on oxygen. They can die. They can be saved. The possibilities are almost endless.

These are the “not-so-real” patients who reside in the Nursing Suite at Penn State Scranton. They are high-fidelity mannequins, and their realistic, human-like behavior will blow you away.

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Attend our Fall Open House on Oct. 14

Whether you’re a high school student looking at colleges, an adult student who wants to further your career, or a military veteran looking to take the next step – Penn State Scranton can help you attain your goals!

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Sometimes, the most valuable lessons students learn happen outside of the classroom, rather than inside. Members of Penn State Scranton’s Business and Communications Club learned that first-hand when they undertook a project earlier this year to help NET Credit Union in Scranton.

Club members, along with faculty and staff from Penn State Scranton collaborated and provided valuable information to NET Credit Union regarding consumer banking habits.

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Summer was a season of construction at Penn State Scranton

When students return to Penn State Scranton for the fall semester, they will notice that a lot has changed.

In addition to the campus’ new name change, which officially took effect on May 1, major renovation and improvement projects began in several areas of campus, and some will still be in the final stages when they arrive, with full completion scheduled to happen by mid-September.

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Spend a Summer Evening with Us!

Enjoy an ice cream social and a campus tour while learning the essentials of college life at Penn State Scranton.
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Not your typical college spring break trip...

Students from Penn State Worthington Scranton joined over 100 more from five other Penn State campuses and spent their spring break on Texas’ Gulf Coast, helping to clean up communities still struggling through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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As student needs and study habits change, so does their campus library

By:  Jordan Goldman

Penn State Worthington Scranton’s library has been undergoing some changes this past  year. Along with a new paint job, a new group study lounge, and a new “hydration station” water fountain, the campus library also welcomed new Head Librarian Jennie Levine Knies, who has been busy implementing even more changes.

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Erickson grants fund PSWS student research that is now having an impact on health care, the opioid epidemic and the environment

Last spring, Penn State awarded a record-breaking 83 Erickson Discovery Grants to undergraduate students engaged in original research projects after receiving another record-breaking 219 applicants for those grants. 

Student researcher Brian Escobar with his project at the Undergraduate Research Fair

Heeding a call to help others, more students enrolling in HDFS program at PSWS

The HDFS degree offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton is one of the most popular degree programs on campus and enrollment in the program continues to grow, more than 15 years after its inception in 2000.
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Researching subterranean ecosystems along the Adriatic Coast

Dr. Renee Bishop-Pierce has received seed money from Penn State and the University of Split, in Croatia, to create a long-term, self-supporting sustainable research collaboration on the impact of subterranean groundwater discharge on coastal ecosystems in Croatia. She leaves in May to continue the research she began in 2012.