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Holy Family University (Holy Family), is a private, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of just over 3,000 students. The university was considering expanding its School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions to include a doctoral program offered in an online or blended format, but lacked the resources for an extensive evaluation to determine if an alternate delivery model would be beneficial for the university.


Holy Family joined Hanover Research for access to Hanover’s online client portal, Hanover Digital, which offers a wide variety of tools and resources, including Hanover’s Research Library, a database of approximately 1,400 higher education reports and best practices research that covers a wide variety of institutional priority areas.


Holy Family conducted a search for alternative delivery models for nursing programs in Hanover’s Research Library and quickly discovered several reports that addressed its key program evaluation and scoping questions.

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Because of its access to Hanover’s Research Library, Holy Family:

  • Used key insights on trends in nursing program delivery to inform its decision to launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in a blended learning format.

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I don’t know how smaller schools like ours make informed decisions without a resource like Hanover’s Research Library. The Library provides administrators across the institution with access to research on a range of issues we face as a university— from academic programming to enrollment. These reports are essential to guiding our decision making processes. —Michael Markowitz, PhD., Vice President for Academic Affairs

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