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HCC, WESTFIELD STATE TO HOLD JAN. 14 SIGNING CEREMONY TO ANNOUNCE NURSING DEGREE/DUAL ADMISSION PARTNERSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 9, 2019

CONTACTS:
Tricia M. Oliver
toliver@westfield.ma.edu
413.572.8575

Chris Yurko
cyurko@hcc.edu
413.552.2259

MEDIA ADVISORY

RN-to-BSN partnership program to maximize convenience, cost effectiveness for students

WHAT:   Leaders from Holyoke Community College and Westfield State University will sign an agreement that creates a streamlined dual admission process for students seeking an Associate of Science in nursing at HCC. The partnership provides graduates of HCC’s associate degree program a convenient and cost-effective pathway to obtain a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree through Westfield State University’s RN-to-BSN completion program.

Registered nurses with associate degrees from HCC can choose to complete the RN-to-BSN hybrid (online and on-ground courses) program at nearby Westfield State University or other established satellite locations in Northampton and Springfield.

Enrollment for this dual admission begins in fall 2019.

WHO:              The speaking program at the signing event will feature:

  • HCC President Dr. Christina Royal; and
  • Westfield State University President Dr. Ramon S. Torrecilha.

Also slated to be in attendance:

  • HCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Monica Perez;
  • Westfield State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Diane Prusank;
  • HCC Dean for Health Science Dr. Clare Lamontagne;
  • Westfield State Dean for the College of Graduate and Continuing Education Dr. Shelley Tinkham; and
  • Westfield State Chair for the Nursing & Allied Health Department Dr. Marcia Scanlon.

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Center for Health Education

Holyoke Community College

404 Jarvis Ave., Holyoke

About Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College is the Commonwealth’s oldest community college, serving more than 11,500 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college holds transfer agreements with more than two dozen colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, online learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development. Please visit us on the web at www.hcc.edu

About Westfield State University

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.

For more information on Westfield State University, visit www.westfield.ma.edu, www.twitter.com/westfieldstate or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity.

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