Carlow, CCAC ink agreements for nursing, other students

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Article by: Bill Schackner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The presidents of Community College of Allegheny County and Carlow University today finalized articulation agreements intended to smooth the transfer of students from the community college to Carlow.

Nursing students from CCAC can now be simultaneously admitted to Carlow's registered nurse and bachelor of science in nursing program (RN-BSN). The arrangement will enable them to accelerate their progress toward a master’s degree in nursing.

Carlow associate degree graduates from CCAC's 25 allied health programs can continue in any bachelor's degree program at Carlow. Associate degree graduates from CCAC in business management will be able to continue toward a bachelor of science degree in management at Carlow.

The agreements were inked at a ceremony at CCAC's Allegheny campus attended by officials of both schools, including CCAC president Quintin Bullock and Carlow president Suzanne Mellon.

Nursing students at CCAC and other schools can take advantage of a price cut at Carlow in its RN-BSN program of $131-per credit, which amounts to a savings of $3,528 off the yearly $26,832 rate, Carlow spokesman Drew Wilson said.

Bill Schackner: bschackner@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1977 and on Twitter: @BschacknerPG.

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