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Caldwell and Raritan Valley Community College Partner for Nursing Transfer Agreement

Natalie Pedri

Caldwell University and Raritan Valley Community College 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 or Meghan Ryan at Caldwell University at mryan@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3565.

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 and 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.