Nursing Graduates Can Now Earn Their Bachelor's Degree Online Through the University of Wisconsin

3-30-06


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Graduates of Mercer County Community College’s Nursing program will now have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree online through the University of Wisconsin (UW) at Green Bay. Linda Martin, director of Nursing Education at Mercer, announced the new partnership recently.

According to Martin, graduates will be able to initially transfer as many as 66 credits of the 120 credit hours required for the BSN. In addition, they may take additional coursework at Mercer that matches the UW curriculum, allowing transfer of up to 24 more credit hours. The remaining 30 required credits would be taken online through the Universitiy of Wisconsin’s BSN-LINC program.

“I am pleased to offer this wonderful opportunity to Mercer’s graduates,” Martin said. “These are the same high quality courses that students would take on the UW campus at Green Bay.”

Dr. Derryl Block, chairperson of the Professional Program in Nursing and director of BSN-LINC at UW--Green Bay points out that, “Online learning is rapidly becoming recognized as a convenient way in which to pursue a degree.”

Block said students can access their coursework any time that fits their schedule. One clinical requirement in Community Health is arranged at a setting in the students’ home communities, so students never have to travel to the Wisconsin campus. “This makes the program appealing to the adult learner who may be working full-time in addition to having family and other responsibilities” Block said.

For more information contact the Nursing program at Mercer County Community College at 609-586-4800 ext. 3391 or UW--Green Bay at 1-877-656-1483. Click here for the program’s website.

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