Through an official educational partnership with Immaculata University and Camden County College, Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing will now offer its registered nurse diploma program with the option to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) as well as a master of science degree in nursing (MSN) on-site at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing.
For 32 years, Lourdes has had a partnership with Camden County College (CCC) through its Cooperative Program. This program enables all Lourdes School of Nursing applicants to concurrently earn an associate’s degree in science from CCC. Upon graduation from both schools, applicants are now eligible to be admitted to the RN to BSN program.
Students entering the RN to BSN program will be afforded a discount in tuition at Immaculata as a result of the partnership. The RN to BSN program is currently being offered. Lourdes School of Nursing plans to have the MSN program available by summer 2013.
The venture is closely aligned with the national initiative, “The Future of Nursing: Call for Action,” which was launched after the Institute of Medicine Report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” In New Jersey, the state action coalition has set a goal of having 80 percent of practicing nurses having their BSN degrees by 2020.
Information sessions with Immaculata University’s admission representative will be scheduled in the near future. For additional information, call Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing at 856-757-3726 or visit online at www.lourdesnursingschool.org