RVCC, Caldwell University Sign Transfer Agreement for Nursing Program

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Raritan Valley Community College and Caldwell University have entered into a new agreement that will enable RVCC Nursing graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree in only one year.

According to the agreement, students who receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Nursing/RN from RVCC may seamlessly transfer to Caldwell University’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program as long as they fulfill certain requirements. This includes maintaining a requisite grade point average and being certified with their RN license.

“The new agreement with Caldwell University is a wonderful opportunity for RVCC graduates to continue their higher education and complete their BSN in only one year, enhancing their career prospects. Many of these Nursing students are already working in healthcare, so they will greatly benefit from the online, flexible learning environment,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

Meghan Ryan, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CPN, Caldwell University’s coordinator of the RN to BSN program and Assistant Professor of Nursing, said Caldwell is excited to have an established articulation agreement with Raritan Valley Community College. “This agreement will enable students to transfer into our program seamlessly. Student success is a primary concern of each faculty member at Caldwell University. We are sensitive to the needs of the adult learner and we help to foster success whether the student is a newly licensed RN or returning to school after many years. Students will feel a sense of community in this program. Students are supportive of each other in the program and they develop lasting connections with colleagues.”

RVCC graduates may transfer 60-65 credits from the AAS program to Caldwell University, as well as an additional 30 credits for their RN license. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at the University.

For additional information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, at 908-526-1200, ext. 8333.

Caldwell University’s RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is a member of the National League for Nursing. The innovative program builds on existing nurse knowledge, is guided by supportive faculty, offers rolling admission every seven weeks and courses are delivered either in a fully online or hybrid format. Students develop leadership skills, build cultural competency and evidence-based practice. Courses are offered every seven weeks and the program can be completed in as little as one year for full- time students.

Ranked by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 12, 2018

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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