Middlesex County College and Kean University
Develop Nursing Transfer Agreement
Officials from Middlesex County College and Kean University recently signed an articulation agreement that provides seamless transfer for graduates of the Middlesex nursing program who transfer into the bachelor’s of nursing program at Kean.
Students may take the Kean classes on the Middlesex campus.
“Actually, they can take classes at Middlesex, or on the Kean campus, or anywhere Kean is offering nursing courses, including Ocean County College, Bergen Community College or Raritan Valley Community College,” said Michelle L. Foley, director of the nursing program at Middlesex. “This makes getting your bachelor of science in nursing degree convenient. It can also be done full-time or part-time, as many of the students will be working at the time.”
Professor Foley said Kean had an excellent faculty, low tuition and scholarships.
“I think this program is something our nursing grads should consider,” Professor Foley said. “You can transfer in 88 credits of the 125 necessary for a bachelor’s and still take classes close to home, right here on our campus. It is really becoming the standard for nurses to receive their associate’s degree and then go on for a bachelor’s. This is a very convenient way to do that.”
The agreement with Kean is the second Middlesex has signed. The first was with Felician College.
Seated, from left: Dr. Karen Hays, vice president for academic and student affairs at Middlesex County College; Dr. Joann La Perla-Morales, president, Middlesex; Dr. Dawood Farahi, president, Kean University; Dr. Mark Lender, vice president for academic affairs, Kean. Standing (from Middlesex): Nancy Berger, nursing program coordinator; Marilyn Laskowski-Sachnoff, dean of professional studies; Michelle L. Foley, nursing director; (from Kean) Joan Braun, director, staff development at Raritan Bay Medical Center and adjunct professor at Kean; Dr. Minnie Campbell, executive director and professor of nursing at Kean; and Dr. Constance Patten, assistant professor of nursing.