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Waubonsee Community College and the University of St. Francis have signed an articulation agreement creating an easy, timely transition for nursing students seeking to transfer from Waubonsee to pursue a BSN degree at USF.

Waubonsee, St. Francis Sign Transfer Agreement Creating Easy, Timely Transition for Nursing Students

Waubonsee Community College President Dr. Christine Sobek, left, and Dr. Arvid C. Johnson, President of the University of St. Francis, sign an agreement Dec. 3 at Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus, formally creating a pathway allowing nurses who begin their college education at Waubonsee to receive a BSN from USF.

Waubonsee Community College has partnered with the University of St. Francis to create an easy, timely and affordable way for nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degrees.

Wednesday, Dec. 3, representatives of Waubonsee and USF signed an articulation agreement formally creating the pathway allowing nursing students who begin their college experience at Waubonsee to earn a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) degree from USF’s Leach College of Nursing, in Joliet.

Waubonsee President Dr. Christine Sobek and USF President Dr. Arvid C. Johnson signed the agreement during a ceremony in Dickson Center at Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

The agreement provides for a prescribed sequence of courses for students participating in the RN-BSN program to follow. Students participating in the program who earn an associate degree in nursing at Waubonsee would be able to transfer every course taken at Waubonsee to USF, guaranteeing a seamless transition into USF’s BSN program.

Dr. Jess Toussaint, Dean for Health Professions and Public Service at Waubonsee, said the agreement would “broaden nursing specialty career opportunities” for Waubonsee students.

“This agreement will create a continuance of an individual’s nursing education that will lead to a higher level of health care to patients and the workplace,” said Toussaint.


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