Adult Learner Open House programs set for Aug. 12-13
The Misericordia University Adult Admissions Office is holding two open house programs in August for adult learners who are interested in continuing their education. The traditional Open House is being held Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 4-7 p.m. in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall and the Virtual Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for people who are unable to attend the traditional session.

Adult students may register for the Virtual Open House by logging onto Adult learners will be able to speak with a representative from admissions in real time.

For more information on continuing education programs or to RSVP to the open house, please contact the Adult Admissions Office at (570) 674-6791 or by e-mail at For more information, please go online at

The traditional Open House is open to adults interested in obtaining more information about Misericordia University’s undergraduate and graduate programs and for prospective students who have general questions about entering or returning to college. Guests can come to the event at their convenience and speak with faculty and representatives from admissions and financial aid. Common topics include credit transfer, credit for life experiences, financial aid eligibility, evening and weekend class schedules at the campus in Dallas, certificate programs, online courses, and the Expressway Accelerated Degree Program.

Misericordia University offers 34 degree programs in business, education and health care. Adult learners can find programs at the certificate, bachelor, master and doctoral level with classes that are designed with their busy lifestyle in mind.

The Department of Nursing also is introduced the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program for the fall semester. The program is available in two tracks.

The 27-credit part-time MSN to DNP track can be completed in two calendar years while attending the fall, spring and summer over six semesters. An optional nine-credit specialization in nursing education – the only DNP program offering this specialization in northeastern Pennsylvania – is also available for advanced practice nurses who wish to become educators on the collegiate level.

The BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice track, which is slated to begin with the 2015 fall semester, features 64 credits that can be completed while attending classes in three years over nine semesters, including summers. Graduates of the program will be awarded with both the Master of Science degree in nursing and the DNP degree. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national family nurse practitioner board certification examination.