LCCC and Bloomsburg University sign nursing program agreement

Nursing Program Agreement

LCCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into BU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) online degree program with junior status.

Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University have entered into a new agreement which will help LCCC nursing graduates transfer from the community college to Bloomsburg University to complete their bachelor’s degree.

The Guaranteed Admissions Agreement is designed to facilitate the transfer of LCCC nursing graduates from The Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences to the BU online nursing program. LCCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into BU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) online degree program with third year (junior) status.

In order to take advantage of the program-to-program agreement, students must graduate from LCCC with an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in nursing with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. LCCC nursing graduates are also required to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) prior to beginning courses at BU. The application fee to Bloomsburg will be waived.

“We’re pleased to continue our valuable partnership with Bloomsburg University, which has consistently ranked among the most popular choices for our students to continue their education,” says Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. “The College has many nursing graduates who are employed in the region and this cooperative agreement allows them to continue their education online and obtain a bachelor’s degree while working in their field.”

“This is another fine example of the strong, collaborative efforts BU maintains with its significant community college partners in Pennsylvania, with the ultimate goal of student success,” says Dr. Bashar Hanna, president, Bloomsburg University.

For more information about the new partnership, contact Jim Domzalski, director of enrollment management at LCCC at jdomzalski@luzerne.edu or Tom Fletcher, vice president of enrollment management at BU at tfletche@bloomu.edu.

RN-BSN Program

BU's Department of Nursing is a nationally recognized leader in nursing education and has a strong history of academic excellence, as well as the reputation of facilitating the adult learner to achieve their professional goals, making the online RN-BSN program a perfect fit for those Registered Nurses seeking to continue their education toward the BSN. The progressive, challenging curriculum of the RN-BSN program provides vital knowledge and skills for the development of competence in the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse.

With the recommendation from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to increase the number of nurses with a baccalaureate degree by 2020 to 80 percent and the requirement for 80 percent of nurses to be baccalaureate prepared for magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Bloomsburg University Department of Nursing is prepared to facilitate the attainment of these goals for both students and organizations.

The curriculum is offered 100 percent online through a proven learning platform for convenience and accessibility for students. Courses are taught by faculty who are committed and experienced in online delivery.