WSU & HCC agree to nursing degree partnership

Westfield State University (WSU) and Holyoke Community College (HCC) are planning a partnership that will expand educational opportunities for nursing students. On Monday, May 15, representatives from both schools will have a signing ceremony to commemorate the new program, the first of its kind in the state. Students will be able to earn both an associate’s (ASN) and a baccalaureate degree (BSN) in nursing simultaneously by combining the curricula of both programs. The effort is a way to address the shortage of qualified nurses in the state by increasing the number of nursing students and providing a way to earn their degree faster.

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