Pace Gets a New College

It’s official: Pace now has two colleges and four schools. The new college is the College of Health Professions, made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox HIll Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program, formerly in Dyson.

The establishment of a College of Health Professions reflects the breadth of health science majors at Pace, and underscores the University’s commitment to strengthen the student experience by developing learning communities of students with similar academic and professional aspirations. It also allows for greater multidisciplinary interaction, a trend both here at Pace and in the health sciences professions.

“Congratulations, kudos, brava, and bravo to the Lienhard and PA faculty and staff for your willingness to collaborate as a team, be open to change and to persist,” said Interim Provost Harriet Feldman, PhD, RN, in a recent announcement. ”Now it is time to identify new program areas and the talent to create the programs to grow the College.”

Both the Lienhard School of Nursing and PA program are riding high this month:  Lienhard’s 4th Quarter 2010 pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses was 94.45%, besting the national rate of 81.74% and NY State pass rate of 77.05%.  For CY2010, the NYS State pass rate was 84.45% and the national pass rate was 87.42%; Lienhard’s pass rate was 89.17%. The Physician Assistant program is  knee deep in bringing in its new class, with more than 1,300 applicants for only 50 slots, and the Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is one of most competitive of all programs at Pace.

5 thoughts on “Pace Gets a New College”

  1. Congratulations to all those involved. Of course, the next step would be for Pace University to establish a medical school of its own.

  2. That is wonderful! I hope this will also include a revamped Medical Technology program which seriously needs more students to meet demand.

  3. Pace has come a long way since starting it’s medical technology classes in the ’60’s! Congratulations

  4. Best of luck. I graduated Pace in 1972 and 1976, and I am so proud that Pace has come so far. Next, Pace needs a medical school !

  5. The Pace health professions school is extremely timely. The whole health and medical world is changing. If one investigates, it will be found, for example, that the FDA PADUFA research and approval practices for outstanding new drugs are changing radically. The pharmeceutical industry will need the support of schools like the Pace health professions school in order to function in the new drug development environment.

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