Clarion University, Community College of Beaver County Partner for Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Completion

CCBC and ClarionCLARION, Pa. –Through a new agreement between Clarion University and Community College of Beaver County, graduates who hold an Associate Degree in Nursing and other nurses who already hold a diploma or associate degree, can earn credits from CCBC that apply towards a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University.

Students will then take an additional 30 credits online through Clarion University to earn their bachelor of science in nursing degree.

(Community College of Beaver County and Clarion University recently signed an agreement to offer local nursing bachelor’s degree completion. Pictured, left to right: Dr. Shelly Moore, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Community College of Beaver County; Dr. Deborah J. Kelly, Assistant Professor, Nursing, Venango College of Clarion University; Dr. Roxanne M. Gonzales, Executive Dean, Venango College of Clarion University; and Dr. Chris Reber, President, Community College of Beaver County.)

“This partnership provides an opportunity for students to take all of the general education courses and a nursing elective required for Clarion’s bachelor’s degree at CCBC, paying CCBC’s tuition rates for additional coursework, and then transfer all credits to Clarion,” commented Dr. Shelly Moore, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at CCBC.

“Clarion University is very excited to partner with CCBC as this agreement allows the ASN students to gain an edge on the BSN by taking some of the classes in a blended model at CCBC as a transition to the online 7-week format,” stated Dr. Roxanne M. Gonzales, Executive Dean, Venango College of Clarion University.

“Both CCBC and Clarion are known for their quality nursing programs.This agreement helps to create a seamless pathway to a bachelor’s degree and beyond and allows nurses to build credentials,” said CCBC President Dr. Chris Reber. “This is a win-win partnership for CCBC, Clarion, and all nurses in our region who seek a cost-effective way to earn a bachelor’s degree.”

CCBC courses can be taken face-to-face or online. Clarion provides all of their RN-BSN courses online so students can work and stay close to home to complete the degree. Clarion will also offer a hybrid course at CCBC this fall in order to help students transition and adjust to online courses.

To learn more about Clarion University’s nursing programs, visit www.clarion.edu/nursing.


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