Alvernia University to offer degrees at Montgomery County Community CollegeDate: 5/13/2013
Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) University Center initiative, becoming the first partner to offer nursing and healthcare science degree programs.
Alvernia will offer the popular RN to BSN completion program, the new Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Science and the Master of Science in Nursing program at MCCC’s University Center in Pottstown. In addition, graduates and employees of MCCC who enroll in the Alvernia courses at the University Center will receive a 20% discount.
“Our partnership will allow Montgomery County Community College students and area residents to pursue their interest in these programs with all the convenience that comes from accessing a great education close to home,” said Alvernia President Thomas F. Flynn. “We hope it will also prove to be a valuable resource for local nurses who are seeking to attain their BSN degree.”
“The University Center framework builds crucial pathways by which our students, faculty, staff and the community at large can conveniently pursue advanced degrees from our outstanding partner colleges and universities,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, president, MCCC. “Montgomery County Community College and Alvernia University have a long-standing dual admissions transfer agreement, and we’re pleased to build on that partnership to bring high-demand health care programs to our campus.”
"As we begin to offer completion programs at here in Montgomery County Community College’s University Center in the fall of 2013, and expand by next spring to offer our full range of nursing programs — I hope our effect in this community and our new students will be as impactful, and as meaningful as it is on other communities we serve," said Dr. Flynn.
The MCCC offering adds to several recently announced Alvernia opportunities in healthcare for students — from associates level programs, to bachelor’s, master’s, and a new Doctorate in Physical Therapy program.
Alvernia also recently announced a new partnership with the nation’s largest medical college, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Through the agreement, Alvernia graduates can gain early acceptance into the college’s medical, pharmacy and dental schools. Students pursuing the pre-medical, pre-pharmacy and pre-dental tracks, who meet academic requirements while earning their undergraduate degrees at Alvernia, will be guaranteed acceptance into Lake Erie College’s graduate medical program at its campuses in Florida and Pennsylvania.
Faculty and administrators from Alvernia and Montgomery County Community College talk during a signing ceremony between the two institutions on May 13.