General Information for Cleveland Clinic Employees
Ursuline College has several undergraduate and graduate programs that may be of particular interest to employees of the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to traditional day time programs, Ursuline offers evening and weekend programs to meet the needs of working professionals. Based on an analysis of Clinic employees that are currently enrolled in Ursuline’s programs, the programs of most interest to students are nursing and business related areas.
We encourage prospective students to explore the School of Nursing web pages for detailed information about programs offered in nursing. Students in nursing may pursue a bachelor’s degree (BSN), a master’s degree (MSN) or a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP). Individuals interested in business related areas, such as management, health care administration, accounting, marketing, information systems or health care informatics, should explore our web pages in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Individuals should also explore Ursuline College’s Accelerated Programs (UCAP) because these programs focus on providing nursing and business related degrees in an accelerated evening format with an emphasis on undergraduate degree completion programs for working adults. If you have completed previous course work at other colleges, then you should review Ursuline’s transfer-in policies. Students may transfer-in credit from other colleges and/or they may earn academic credit for experiential learning related to work experience. This information is located in our transfer-in web pages and in our online College catalogs.
Ursuline College also created a joint project initiative between Cleveland Clinic’s Leadership Academy and the MBA Program. Clinic employees, who are admitted as graduate level students in the MBA Program after the fall 2012 semester, may be entitled to a tuition discount applied to MBA courses. Clinic employees may also earn academic transfer-in credit for completion of various seminars conducted by the Clinic’s Leadership Academy (e.g., 12 contacts hours are equivalent to 1 academic credit hour).
Another area of interest to Clinic employees would be to explore two new, joint degrees, graduate level programs that Ursuline College will offer to students commencing in the fall 2013 semester: an MBA-MSN joint degree or an MBA-DNP joint degree. Individuals who are admitted to the MBA Program with a Concentration in Health Services Management may elect to apply from 3 to 12 credits of dual MBA credit hours earned toward completion of an MSN degree in the School of Nursing at Ursuline College. Or for those students who are admitted to the doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program, they may elect to apply from 3 to 12 credits of dual DNP credit hours earned toward completion of an MBA degree in the Health Services Management concentration at Ursuline.