Rutgers–Camden and Mercer County Community College Team Up to Offer New Rutgers RN to BS Express Program
Mercer County Community College and Rutgers University–Camden announced the Rutgers RN to BS Express program on Thursday, Jan. 19, allowing MCCC students to complete three years of a bachelor of science in nursing degree at MCCC and seamlessly transfer to Rutgers–Camden for completion.
The agreement offers guaranteed admission into the Rutgers–Camden RN to BS program offered on-site at Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor campus, on successful completion of the associate in science in nursing degree from MCCC with a minimum 2.7 GPA, successful passage of the NCLEX exam, and subsequent licensing as a registered nurse (RN).
“This agreement with Rutgers-Camden has opened up a wealth of opportunities for students committed to serving the community through a quality education in the health care industry,” said MCCC President Jianping Wang. “Our new partnership opens doors and enhances accessibility for a new generation of health care professionals, enabling them to overcome obstacles otherwise presented through cost, inconvenience, or a lack of opportunity.”
“Through this new program, Rutgers–Camden and Mercer County Community College will collaborate to grow a diverse workforce of baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who will help us better meet the health care needs of Mercer County and the surrounding area while also helping to grow economic and career opportunities for this region,” said Joanne Robinson, dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden.
Upon applying to MCCC’s RN program, students will be advised to begin the Rutgers RN to BS Express program, which will allow them to complete their entire Rutgers nursing degree at MCCC’s West Windsor campus.
The agreement allows students to pay the lower tuition and fees at MCCC for an additional year, a savings of more than $20,000, before transferring to become students enrolled in the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden.
“Many students who graduate from Mercer County Community College choose Rutgers–Camden in order to earn a world-class bachelor’s degree. Working together, our two institutions are giving area residents the exceptional opportunity to achieve their career and personal goals in a more convenient and expedient manner,” said Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon.
This agreement expands the long-standing relationship between Mercer County Community College and Rutgers, which offers numerous opportunities for Mercer County residents to earn their Rutgers degrees on-site at MCCC.
Rutgers’ Division of Continuous Studies delivers the following degree programs at Mercer County Community College: business administration, criminal justice, labor and employment relations, political science, and the RN to BS Express.