Northwest Christian University (NCU) and Oregon City-based Clackamas Community College (CCC) have signed an articulation agreement creating 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) program ready to take classes in the major.
“Our RN to BSN articulation agreement with Clackamas Community College is one more example of how NCU is partnering with community colleges to meet the educational needs of students and their communities throughout the state of Oregon,” said Joseph D. Womack, Ed.D., NCU’s president. “NCU and CCC are working to improve opportunities for RNs to gain further education while improving healthcare in the Portland metropolitan area and beyond.”
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the NCU RN to BSN is a 30-semester credit program 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. CCC’s RN graduates can graduate from NCU with a BSN in as little as 10 months.
“At Clackamas Community College, we emphasize to our nursing students the need to be a lifelong learners and that pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will provide them with many more professional opportunities,” Carol Dodson, CCC nursing instructor, said. “We are pleased our affiliation with NCU has been finalized, giving our students an excellent option for continuing their nursing education.”
Directed by Associate Professor Linda Veltri, Ph.D., RN, NCU’s RN to BSN program, founded in partnership with PeaceHealth in 2015, offers a regional and nationally 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 nine Oregon community colleges.
NCU also offers an online, CCNE accredited Master of Science in Nursing designed for RNs with a bachelor’s degree and those desiring to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing. NCU’s master’s program currently offers a Nurse Leader in Health Systems and Nursing Education concentration.
Find more information about NCU’s RN to BSN and MSN programs.