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Nursing students in northern Michigan can transition to GVSU after concurrent agreement

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Posted on February 11, 2020

Students at Kirtland Community College in northern Michigan who are interested in pursuing nursing careers will have a seamless transition to earning a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Grand Valley.

Leaders from both institutions signed a concurrent enrollment agreement at the KCC campus in Grayling.

The concurrent enrollment agreement is between KCC’s Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program and Kirkhof College of Nursing's RN to BSN program.

Cynthia McCurren, dean of KCON, said this type of collaborative model benefits students, institutions and health care providers.

“We are so pleased to form this relationship in support of KCC student nurses looking to advance their education," McCurren said. "Concurrent enrollment models are supported across the country as a collaborative strategy to eliminate duplication and better steward resources. KCC and Grand Valley are an excellent fit for this.”

Thomas Quinn, president of KCC, said nursing students at the community college are making a positive impact in the community, and this partnership helps further their education.

“Both Kirtland and Grand Valley share a passion for providing students a high-quality, innovative education, and we’re looking forward to seeing how this relationship will benefit students for years to come,” Quinn said.

The agreement will provide KCC nursing students with resources and coordinated advising services.