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NCU and Chemeketa Community College’s Nursing Program Sign Articulation Agreement

NurseNorthwest Christian University and Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon, have signed an articulation agreement that clears a pathway for graduates of the community college’s registered nursing program to enroll in NCU’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science of Nursing (RN to BSN) online program who are ready to take classes in the major.

“NCU is pleased to welcome Chemeketa’s RN graduates seeking a BSN to our program,” said Joseph D. Womack, Ed.D, president of NCU. “Articulation agreements, like this one, demonstrate how a university and community colleges work together to build a workforce dedicated to improving the quality of life and health care throughout Oregon.”

Accredited by the Council on Collegiate Nursing Education, the RN to BSN program at NCU is 30-semester credits consisting of 10 eight-week classes that are taught online by NCU faculty and adjunct professors with years of professional health care experience and appropriate academic credentials. Chemeketa Community College’s RN graduates can graduate from NCU with a BSN in as little as 10 months.

“I am grateful that our Nursing students will have the opportunity to obtain their BSN from Northwest Christian University following their graduation from Chemeketa,” said Julie Huckestein, president of Chemeketa Community College. “This articulation agreement benefits our students and our community.”

NCU’s RN to BSN program is directed by Associate Professor Linda Veltri, Ph.D., R.N. The program was founded in fall 2015 in partnership with PeaceHealth to offer a regionally accredited program designed for recent graduates of registered nursing programs and more experienced registered nurses who want to earn a bachelor of nursing degree. NCU has similar articulation agreements with Lane Community College, Central Oregon Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, Treasure Valley Community College, Sumner College-Portland, and Southwest Oregon Community College. NCU also has an agreement for RN’s working with Samaritan Health Services to complete a BSN and MSN.

The fifth cohort of NCU RN to BSN students will graduate in December 2018.

NCU also offers an online Master of Science in Nursing with RN to MSN and RN to MSN Bridge (for RNs with a bachelor’s degree outside of nursing) tracks.

Find more information about NCU nursing programs.

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