HARRISON – Mid Michigan College and Davenport University have signed an agreement to offer Mid nursing students, graduating with an Associate Degree, an opportunity to earn an expedited Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) at Davenport.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for nursing students to quickly advance their degrees and increase their earning potential with Michigan’s highest performing hospitals,” said Dr. Richard J. Pappas, President of Davenport University. “This partnership is a perfect example of Davenport’s ongoing commitment to support our local community colleges and make it more convenient for students to earn a Bachelors in Nursing degree in as little as three years.”
This new partnership agreement enables Mid Michigan College students working on their associate of applied arts and sciences degree in nursing to formally enroll in Davenport University’s Bachelor of Nursing Concurrent Enrollment program. Students will take classes at both institutions and receive their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) three semesters after earning their Associates Degree.
“Beyond this agreement, Davenport and Mid both share a strong history of responding to the needs of our communities and providing access to an affordable education,” noted Dr. Christine M. Hammond, President of Mid Michigan College. “This agreement acknowledges the hard work of our students and allows them to build upon the credits and credentials earned at Mid as they complete a Bachelor Degree at Davenport.”
The Bachelor of Nursing Concurrent Enrollment program is a special program designed for specific, dedicated students who want to earn their nursing degree in a shorter amount of time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses needed will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020. This program will address the nursing shortage by preparing more nurses to enter the workforce in Michigan.