St. John’s College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has established an education center at HSHS Holy Family Hospital. The center will be used to provide clinical simulation labs to Greenville University students who enter the St. John’s College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

St. John’s College and Greenville University have partnered to give students a four-year path to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The partnership decreases Greenville students’ nursing school journey from five years to four years. Students can complete their pre-nursing coursework at Greenville, then enter the St. John’s College of Nursing program on Greenville’s campus.

“This new simulation lab and education center will give students who wish to complete their BSN in Greenville the opportunity for hands-on, patient care experience via computerized, programmable manikins,” said Dr. Charlene Aaron, chancellor of St. John’s College. “The center better prepares students for their clinical experience as it allows them to learn, practice and enhance their skills in a no-risk, safe environment.”

St. John’s College faculty will teach upper-division nursing classes on the Greenville University campus, and clinical experiences will take place at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and other area HSHS hospitals.

Greenville University President Suzanne Davis said, “Hands-on learning makes a difference for our students. To allow nursing students to learn and practice in a real hospital setting is a competitive advantage not many colleges are able to offer. We are grateful to HSHS and to St. John’s College for their continued support of this partnership.”

“I am truly excited about this partnership with Greenville University and HSHS,” said Kelly Sager, president and chief executive officer at Holy Family Hospital. “Students from right here in our community can save both time and money to complete their degrees and achieve their clinical career goals.” 

Students will be admitted through this pathway in fall of 2022. If interested in learning more or applying to the program, visit For more information about St. John’s College, visit

For information about HSHS Holy Family Hospital, visit

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