Tri-County’s articulation agreement with South University gives nursing grads avenue to BSN degree

Tri-County Technical College signed an articulation agreement with South University giving associate degree nursing graduates yet another avenue to earn a BSN degree.

Tri-County President Galen DeHay and Dr. Karl Sterner, president of South University’s Columbia Campus, signed an Associate’s to Bachelor’s Degree Program Agreement allowing graduates of Tri-County’s nursing program to transfer to South University, and, over the course of a year, complete requirements for a BSN degree  while working as registered nurses in the area.

Flexibility and affordable tuition are two of the benefits of the agreement.  Beginning this fall, Tri-County’s associate degree nursing (ADN) graduates can work full time while taking a mix of online and in-person classes on Tri-County’s campus. Individuals accepted into the program would pay $199 per credit hour.

Dr. DeHay said, “Our associate degree nursing graduates are prepared to immediately enter the workforce but we continue to make a concerted effort to create pathways that will allow them to go on to earn a bachelor’s degree, should they choose to do so, without loss of time, credits or money.”

The agreement with South University is designed for Tri-County ADN alumni who are working as RNs.  Current ADN students who will graduate this spring may apply during their final semester at Tri-County.

Applications are being accepted now for the program.  For more information, contact Jackie Rutledge, associate degree nursing department head at Tri-County, at 646-1338 or [email protected], or Kristen Karasek, director of the Bridge Programs and Educational Partnerships at Tri-County at 646-1683 or [email protected].