A university has signed an agreement to ease the transition for a community college’s nursing students.
Grand Valley State University signed a concurrent enrollment agreement with Kirtland Community College in Grayling, allowing students to take classes in KCC’s associate in applied science in nursing program and GVSU’s Kirkhof College of Nursing's RN to BSN program simultaneously.
This allows for accelerated completion of a bachelor’s degree, financial advantages, and a clear path and plan for only the courses needed, GVSU said.
Cynthia McCurren, dean of KCON, said this type of collaborative model benefits students, institutions and health care providers.
“Concurrent enrollment models are supported across the country as a collaborative strategy to eliminate duplication and better steward resources. KCC and Grand Valley are an excellent fit for this,” McCurren said.
Thomas Quinn, president of KCC, said nursing students at the community college are making a positive impact in the community, and this partnership helps further their education.
“Both Kirtland and Grand Valley share a passion for providing students a high-quality, innovative education, and we’re looking forward to seeing how this relationship will benefit students for years to come,” Quinn said.
The agreement will provide KCC nursing students with resources and coordinated advising services.