IVCC to partner with SIU for nursing program

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OGLESBY- Illinois Valley Community College will be partnering with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing on an RN-to-bachelor’s program, IVCC trustees learned Thursday.
The “Pathway RN/BS Program” allows seamless transfer of IVCC credit to SIUE for completion of the nursing baccalaureate. Students complete the AAS and majority of general education requirements prior to attending SIUE.
Students may enroll in two of the university’s nursing courses prior to earning an RN.
SIUE’s accelerated program is offered in an 8-week, online format to accommodate working RNs and it can be completed in one year (three semesters).
IVCC Director of Nursing Programs Jennifer Grobe said, “Much like our program, SIUE’s School of Nursing is an excellent value, is well-respected and affordable.
“Nursing students often have to keep up with demanding courses while also juggling family and work responsibilities,” Grobe said. “This partnership is a way to earn a BSN with minimal expense and travel.”