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STLCC, Webster Nursing Programs Enter Dual Admission Agreement

June 24, 2015

St. Louis Community College and Webster University have signed a new agreement that will help provide a seamless transition for nurses seeking their Bachelor of Science in Nursing after earning an associate degree.

 

The dual admission agreement admits nursing students to St. Louis Community College and Webster University simultaneously, giving them access to resources at both institutions and allowing them to begin work on their BSN while still completing their associate degree in nursing. The agreement also helps STLCC students maximize the number of academic credits they can use toward their bachelor’s degree at Webster.

 

The partnership between STLCC and Webster serves not only the needs of nursing students, but the needs of the evolving healthcare industry: BSN-educated nurses are in greater demand than ever before. Employers are seeking nurses with higher education credentials as the role of nursing expands and becomes increasingly complex.

 

Additionally, a landmark report on the future of the nursing profession issued by the Institute of Medicine in 2010 recommended that 80 percent of registered nurses obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing by the year 2020. Higher education institutions are therefore likely to see an influx of registered nurses seeking bachelor’s degrees in the coming years.