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Second agreement extends dual-admissions pathway to UIC Nursing

Carl Sandburg College

A new agreement between Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, and the University of Illinois at Chicago will make it easier for Sandburg nursing students to earn their BSN at UIC Nursing.

Sandburg and the board of trustees of the University of Illinois, on behalf of the UIC College of Nursing and UIC Extended Campus, have entered into a memorandum of understanding to create a dual-admissions pathway from the Sandburg associate degree nursing (ADN) program to UIC’s online RN to BSN degree completion program. The agreement parallels another agreement reached earlier this year between UIC and Lewis and Clark Community College in downstate Godfrey, Illinois.

“With six campuses throughout northern and central Illinois, the UIC College of Nursing has long been dedicated to educating nurse leaders for the entire state,” said Terri Weaver, dean of the UIC College of Nursing.

Under the agreement, the dual-admissions pathway will allow nursing students to earn an associate degree in nursing at Sandburg, while at the same time enrolling in identified courses that are part of the online UIC RN to BSN degree completion program.

“Because it’s fully online, our BSN-completion program is easily accessible from anywhere,” said Kate Tredway, director of the UIC College of Nursing RN to BSN degree completion program. “We’re really looking forward to welcoming new students who will join our program because of these two agreements.”

In January, “U.S. News & World Report” ranked UIC’s online baccalaureate degrees No. 3 in the nation.

Upon successful completion of their college’s ADN program, students will be awarded their associate degree and continue their progress in the UIC online RN to BSN program as degree-seeking students. UIC will confer the bachelor’s degree in nursing after graduation requirements are met.

Those interested in more information on the ADN BSN dual-admission pathway can go to the UIC RN to BSN website.