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This article appeared in a February 2016 issue of the student newsletter.
No matter what the industry, more skills means more opportunity, both for employment and advancement.
The same is the case with nursing. The more skills and experience a nurse has, the more doors his or her resume will open.
What does this mean for nursing students? Well, to put it simply: more college.
Many nursing students are choosing to continue their education after finishing their Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). They transfer their two-year degree to a four-year college and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
DCCCD makes transferring your community college credits to a four-year school easy. How? With articulation agreements.
Articulation agreements outline what course options a student should choose if transferring to a certain school. Think of it as a nice checklist of what classes will transfer. For nursing students, examples include chemistry, nursing skills, pharmacology and pathophysiology, to name a few.
Current DCCCD articulation agreements with nursing schools include:
The above articulation agreements establish a simple, seamless admission process whereby ADN students can transfer to a BSN program and count their credit hours towards a four-year degree. If you examine these above articulation agreements, you’ll see exactly which nursing courses can be taken at a DCCCD college (for a low tuition rate) and then transferred to a four-year university. They save students hassle, time and money.
The other week we outlined
the benefits (and process) of earning your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), passing your RN exam and becoming a registered nurse (RN).
But as you’re learning in this article, your pathway doesn’t have to end there.
Consider the benefits of transferring to a four-year nursing school to continue your studies:
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