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LCCC, BloomU Deal Will Benefit Nursing Students

January 13, 2018 GMT

A new agreement will help Luzerne County Community College nursing graduates transfer to Bloomsburg University for a bachelor’s degree, officials announced Friday. Under the deal, community college graduates will be guaranteed admission into the Bloomsburg Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree program with third year status.

To qualify, students must graduate from LCCC with an Associate in Applied Science degree in nursing with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) prior to beginning courses at Bloomsburg. The application fee to Bloomsburg will be waived.

“We’re pleased to continue our valuable partnership with Bloomsburg University, which has consistently ranked among the most popular choices for our students to continue their education,” LCCC President Thomas P. Leary said in a news release. “The college has many nursing graduates who are employed in the region and this cooperative agreement allows them to continue their education online and obtain a bachelor’s degree while working in their field.”

Bloomsburg President Bashar Hanna added, “This is another fine example of the strong, collaborative efforts BU maintains with its significant community college partners in Pennsylvania, with the ultimate goal of student success.”

For more information about the new partnership, contact Jim Domzalski, LCCC director of enrollment management, at 570-740-7342 or jdomzalski@luzerne.edu; or Tom Fletcher, Bloomsburg vice president of enrollment management, at 570-389-5161 or tfletche@bloomu.edu.