Open house for adults wanting to continue their education to take place May 1


Campus Open House: Goshen College Graduate and Continuing Studies open house
Date and time: Friday, May 1, 2015 from 4-7 p.m.
Location: Goshen College’s Newcomer Center, Room 19
Cost: FREE

On Friday, May 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., adults interested in graduate and continuing studies programs are invited to visit Goshen College for an open house to learn more about Goshen’s different programs. It will take place in the college’s Newcomer Center, Room 19 (on Main Street, across from IU Goshen Hospital).

Geared toward adults with busy lifestyles, adult classes are affordable and meet in the evening. Program directors, financial aid and admission representatives will be on site to answer questions about costs and provide transcript evaluations. Stop by before Goshen’s First Friday events for refreshments and a chance at door prizes.

Continuing studies programs for adults seeking a bachelor’s degree include social work, business administration, organizational leadership and R.N. to B.S.N (registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing).

  • R.N. to B.S.N. (Nursing): Designed for R.N.s to earn a bachelor’s degree, our 19-month nursing program opens up great opportunities for career advancement. GC nursing graduates are highly sought after by hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the area. You’ll learn from experienced faculty in small classes, and take one five-week course at a time with a cohort, one night a week year-round, that enables you to keep working full time during school.
  • Social Work: A shortage of social workers and high job placement rate make the social work field and our social work degree more attractive than ever. The only accelerated social work degree in the region, this nationally accredited program has a 100 percent passing and licensure rate. Our program is regionally and nationally known and respected, and our grads are highly desired by employers.
  • Business Administration: Created to help you transition into a new professional level or career, this business degree puts you on an improved career path. You can get up to 12 credits for work experience and take two seven-week courses at a time, year-round. Seventy percent of graduates land jobs in their field within a year.
  • Organizational Leadership: 18-month program designed to help you advance in your current position or qualify for an upward career change, this accelerated program has high employer acceptance. You can transfer credits, get credit for work experience and enhance your experience through cohort learning. Take one course at a time with a cohort, one night a week, year-round.

Goshen College also offers four master’s programs, including intercultural leadership, environmental education, nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Leader tracks) and MBA.

  • Intercultural Leadership: This unique degree equips management professionals to lead diverse organizations. The 18-month hybrid program integrates learning in management, public administration, organizational development, leadership, diversity and intercultural communications. It places graduates in a competitive position for leadership roles in today’s increasingly diversified organizations. Online delivery of the courses is supported by one week residencies at the beginning each semester.
  • Environmental Education: The Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College offers an 11-month master’s degree in environmental education. This residential program is designed for degreed environmental educators working in diverse settings such as nature centers, outdoor education programs, nonprofit camps, parks and recreation programs, public and private schools and independent environmental organizations.
  • M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner (8 semesters) and Clinical Nurse Leader (6 semesters): This program is designed for the registered nurse who is a graduate of a baccalaureate program in nursing, and is conveniently designed with courses meeting once per week during late afternoon and evening hours. A distinctive feature of our program is an emphasis on nursing care in a culturally diverse society. We are the only program in the region that helps place you for your clinicals.
  • MBAUnlike many master’s of business administration programs that focus only on technical skills, our program includes that and additional emphasis on personal formation, leadership, sustainability, international study and economic integrity. A flexible schedule is geared toward working adults. This program is 22 months, mostly online, with two one-week residencies, one domestic and one international.

Individual visits are also available throughout the year. For more information, contact Kendra Ramseyer at 574-535-7458, or visit