A new partnership between McHenry County College’s nursing program and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing will provide MCC students an accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Participating students would complete their general education courses at MCC, earning an associate’s in nursing, and then completing their baccalaureate nursing coursework online through SIUE, according to a news release.
The program is offered in “a flexible, entirely online format to accommodate the needs of working registered nurses,” McHenry County College said in the release.
The program format consists of eight-week courses and can be completed in one year, across three semesters, if most of the general education requirements are met at the time of admission, according to the release.
“This is a great opportunity for students to begin working toward their (Bachelor of Science) while completing their (Associate’s Degree in Nursing), all while saving thousands in tuition,” Betsy Schnowske, McHenry County College’s director of nursing, said in the release. “This also allows our students to remain competitive in the job market as they are actively advancing their nursing education.”
The cost of the program is about $8,960.
For more information about McHenry County College’s nursing program, call (815) 455-8710 or go to www.mchenry.edu/nursing.