HARRISBURG, Pa. –Lehigh Carbon Community College nursing graduates are granted acceptance to Harrisburg University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) program thanks to an agreement reached between the two institutions.
LCCC students who earn an Associate Degree in Nursing and/or passed the NCLEX licensing exam also can enroll in HU’s RN-to-BSN program at half the cost of tuition thanks to the LCCC Nursing Students Scholarship included in the agreement.
“We are pleased to partner with Lehigh Carbon Community College to provide this opportunity to nursing students,” said Harrisburg University President, Dr. Eric Darr. “This agreement provides a seamless transfer into HU’s nursing program and will help provide healthcare employers the trained and educated nurses they need.”
The HU RN-to-BSN program is an 18-month online program that builds on prior education and experience as a registered nurse with an associate degree or hospital diploma.
Students combine academic coursework with professional practice while completing the program. Coursework in evidence-based practice and science not only prepares students to meet every employer expectation for a BSN, but also preps nurses for a future graduate program. The practicum components include an emphasis on advocacy and provides students opportunities to gain practical experience in special interest areas.
“Lehigh Carbon Community College is honored to be able to offer this option to our nursing graduates,” said LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber. “This partnership with HU can further prepare nurses for a challenging and rewarding career where their skills are highly valued.”
About Harrisburg University
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email, Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.
About Lehigh Carbon Community College
Founded in 1966, Lehigh Carbon Community College served nearly 9,800 credit and 3,400 noncredit students in 2019-20 from Lehigh, Carbon, Schuylkill and surrounding counties and offered more than 90 programs of study in business, education, communication, computer science, technology, humanities, health care, science, engineering and math. From the main campus in Schnecksville and modern sites in Allentown, Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe and Lehigh Valley International Airport, Lehigh Carbon offers two-year associate degrees, certificate and specialized diploma programs, and workforce training for students studying either full-time, part-time or online.