Felician College to Offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Degree at MCCC's West Windsor Campus

9-22-08

WEST WINDSOR, N.J.  --  This month Mercer County Community College (MCCC) signed a new agreement with Felician College of Lodi, New Jersey, that will make it possible for nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree right on MCCC’s campus.

Beginning in January, Felician College will offer a fast-track RN to BSN program, which enables registered nurses to earn their BSN in only 19 months, by attending class just one day a week. The 60-credit program consists of 30 credits of nursing courses and 30 credits of liberal arts and science courses.

The program is designed for students who are licensed RNs, have earned their associate degree in nursing or a nursing diploma, and have at least 30 liberal arts credits. This program is open to Nursing program associate degree graduates from MCCC as well as their cooperative partner institutions, Capitol Health Systems and St. Francis Medical Center. It is also open to nursing graduates of other community colleges, nursing diploma schools, and any registered nurse in the local community.

The RN to BSN fast-track program is specifically designed for the working nurse, and prepares registered nurses for leadership roles in client care and management. Felician College also offers scholarships to qualified students.

According to MCCC Dean of Science and Health Professions, Linda Martin, the four-year BSN degree is often a requirement for advancement in today's job market.  “We have been recommending to our students that they pursue their BSN, so we are pleased that we can now offer this important program on our campus,” she said.

Because the Felician program requires applicants to hold an RN license in New Jersey, students who hold a license from another state will need to apply to the New Jersey State Board of Nursing for endorsement prior to admission.

For more information contact Mr. Mark Baldwin, Senior Assistant Director, Adult and Graduate Admission, (201) 559-6077 or baldwinm@felician.edu. For more information about MCCC's Nursing program, click here.

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