By Rebecca Keister
PBN Staff Writer
NEWPORT â€“ Salve Regina University will offer graduate and continuing education courses at a new facility in Rhode Islandâ€™s West Bay starting this fall.
â€śSalve Reginaâ€™s West Bay site represents a significant investment in the instructional facilities and program offerings that will provide better benefit for our current and potential students in graduate studies and continuing education,â€ť said Traci Warrington, dean of professional studies.
â€śThe opening of the new site is the culmination of over two years of research, analysis, discussion and planning by the administration, but it also marks the beginning of an exciting new phase of activity,â€ť she added.
The West Bay site in Warwick replaces the universityâ€™s site in Pawtucket, which will cease operations this August.
The new site is a 12,000 square-foot facility that will house year-round courses in traditional and hybrid formats.
It will provide expanded computer lab facilities and collaborative learning spaces.
Salve Reginaâ€™s existing RN-BS program, designed for registered nurses already working in the field, also will be administered at the West Bay site.
The university offers nine master degree programs including a program in business administration and a doctoral program in humanities.
Its business department is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.