MCCC and York College of Pennsylvania Create RN to BSN Pathway for Nurses
Montgomery County Community College recently collaborated with York College of Pennsylvania to create a convenient, cost-effective pathway for MCCC nursing graduates to continue their education and earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
York College’s online RN to BSN Program provides registered nurses the opportunity to complete their BSN in as few as 12 months, and all of MCCC’s Nursing program credits will transfer to the BSN program.
Since the program is completely online, students can continue to work while obtaining their degree.
The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
“This partnership highlights MCCC’s strong commitment to the professional growth and continued education of its nursing graduates,” said Cheryl DiLanzo, MCCC Temporary Dean of Health Sciences. “Obtaining a BSN will help them expand their professional roles and further advance in their careers.”
Students who graduate with a BSN have a wide range of career possibilities.
“The Dr. Donald E. and Lois J. Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions is committed to the development of competent future health professionals,” said Nezam Al-Nsair, Dean of the Myers School. “We are very excited to partner with MCCC to extend our BSN program to its nursing graduates. This partnership will contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession and growth of their professional careers.”
MCCC’s rigorous associate degree Nursing Program was approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and was reaccredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing in 2020.
Upon completion of MCCC’s Nursing Program, students are eligible to apply for licensure by taking the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, which is faster than average for all occupations.
The demand for nurses is growing due to the emphasis on preventative care, increasing rates of chronic conditions and the need for healthcare services for the baby-boomer generation.
For more information about MCCC’s Nursing Program and transfer programs, visit here.
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