Colleges Collaborate on Path to Earn BSN Degree

POTTSTOWN PA – Graduates of the registered nurse (RN) program at Montgomery County Community College, who want to continue their education and earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, are the intended beneficiaries of a collaboration between MCCC and York College of Pennsylvania, the institutions announced Thursday (Feb. 25, 2021).

York College’s online RN-to-BSN curriculum gives registered nurses the opportunity to complete their BSN in as few as 12 months, and all of MCCC’s nursing program credits will transfer to the BSN program. Because the program is completely online, students can continue to work while obtaining their degree.

The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

York will offer preferred tuition rates to MCCC nursing graduates of $9,900 for 10 core nursing curriculum courses, which is $330 per credit hour. The preferred rate also applies to family members of MCCC graduates who hold valid nursing licenses and are admitted to the RN-to-BSN program. Upon completion of MCCC’s nursing program, students are eligible to apply for licensure by taking the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.

MCCC’s associate degree nursing program was approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, and was re-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing in 2020.

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