Further, there is a demonstrated need for a well-educated populace in Kentucky and an increased demand for nurses with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in West Kentucky and other areas of Kentucky.
The purposes of the joint admission agreement is to reduce student costs for completion of the BSN degree and to reduce the time required to complete it by providing students enrolled in Madisonville Community College integrated nursing program pursuing the Associate Degree in Nursing a "fast track" for completing the Murray State University BSN in four years after matriculating to MCC if the student meets all placement score benchmarks or three years after entering the ADN program.
This fast track program would require students to take summer classes and to successfully complete the sequence of nursing courses offered by MSU in its online distance learning program. Students who stay on track by completing the sequence of courses into which they are advised, developed for this agreement by MCC and MSU, will be able to complete the MSU BSN degree in as few as eleven months from the time they graduate from the MCC ADN program.
Students with a minimum 2.75 GPA when admitted to the MCC ADN program are eligible to participate in this joint admission agreement. Students, once accepted as part of the joint admission agreement, shall be considered to have an open admission status with the MSU BSN program provided they maintain the minimum 2.5 GPA, remain continuously enrolled in the MCC AON program, and meet MSU nursing requirements outlined in the advising plan established at the time they enter the joint admission program. These students will be advised by nursing faculty at MCC and MSU.
In the event that MSU determines that it will no longer offer this "blended" Bachelor of Nursing degree, MSU will provide MCC at least one-year notice of the termination of the degree program.
This agreement shall permit students to participate in the joint admission program at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. It shall be reviewed for continuation during the spring 2016 semester. It may be amended prior to that time, provided that any revisions shall be completed by April 1before the start of the next academic year.In the event that this joint admission agreement shall be terminated, any students participating in the joint admission program shall be allowed to complete their program as provided in the agreement at the time when they were admitted.
Information provided by Ron Sanders
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