Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The College serves the tri-state region of Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. The College is a subsidiary of good Samaritan Hospital, a partner of the TriHealth Inc. integrated health care system.GSC has a diverse student body that is taught by dedicated faculty whose prime responsibility is producing compassionate and skilled medical workers.
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The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science (GSC) is a specialized college of higher education committed to educating men and women for careers in nursing and other health-related fields in the Greater Cincinnati region. The College is a private Catholic institution that fulfills its mission by addressing the needs of our students with differing interests, plans, and expectations.
To be the regional leader in providing nursing and healthcare education in a unique Catholic and hospital-based college environment.
The goals of the College are to:
- Emphasize a Christian value orientation to life.
- Create a caring environment that allows each individual to feel personally satisfied and reach his/her fullest potential.
- Promote academic excellence.
- Embrace professional standards of conduct as a lifelong value.
- Serve the community.
- Embody the traditions and reputation of the College.
- Foster an ongoing commitment to learning and to this educational institution.
The College values are as follows:
- Serve = Our Mission is to improve the health status of the people we Serve
- Excel = Service Excellence for All Customers
- Respect = Respect for All People, Respect for Our Spiritual Heritage, and Respect for Our Differences
- Value = Valuing our time, treasures & talents & choosing to serve the community. Stewardship
- Engage = Engage Our People & Our Community
A Bit of History
- 1896 Sister Sebastian Shea founded Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing with six students who lived at the hospital and attended school year-round, caring for patients at the hospital. Their curriculum included Anatomy, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Venereal Diseases, Surgery, Medicine, Bandaging, Massage, Bed-side Nursing and Nursing Ethics.
- 1927-1989 Students lived in Victoria Hall, which was connected to the hospital and had 225 private dorm rooms. It was demolished in 1989 and replaced by the current GSH Medical Office Building.
- 1943-1947 The Cadet Nurse Corps Program was established at Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing. It was created to meet emergency wartime and civilian needs during World War II and the government then subsidized their entire education.
- 2001 Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing became a private independent college, offering the Associates degree of Applied Science in Nursing. Morris Cohen who had served as the Director of the college since 1989 became the College’s first President.
- 2012 Expanding its programs, GSC began offering the Associate of Science in Health Science (ASHS) and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees.
- 2015 400+ students were enrolled in the college’s three programs, there were 4,000+ living alumni and Endowments were valued at more than $3.6 million.
- 2016 With the retirement of Morris Cohen, James Hauschildt was chosen as the new President of the college.
- 2018 The groundbreaking for the first Phase of a $6.4 renovation project took place in January.
- 2018 In the Spring, GSC began recruitment for a new Medical Assistant Program with classes scheduled to begin Fall, 2018.