Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Bryn Athyn College in Bryn Athyn, Pa., recently signed an agreement that allows BAC students to earn a bachelor of science in nursing from Jefferson’s School of Nursing, according to a news release.
“The nursing profession has increasing demands for nurses with strong liberal arts foundation, and we recognize that Bryn Athyn students have what it takes,” Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, dean of Jefferson School of Nursing, said in the release. “Jefferson’s School of Nursing welcomes this opportunity to incorporate Bryn Athyn’s strong liberal arts background into the BSN degree program. It really is a wonderful opportunity for both of our institutions to work together to prepare critical thinking, successful nurses.”
The program will provide Bryn Athyn students with two options. The Dual Admission 2 + 2 program allows students to apply and be accepted to both institutions at the same time, and the Nursing Track 2 + 2 Transfer Program is designed to incorporate credits earned at Bryn Athyn College directly toward a nursing degree at Thomas Jefferson University.
“We are excited to be partners with Thomas Jefferson’s School of Nursing in providing students with both a strong liberal arts foundation and excellent technical training,” Allen Bedford, PhD, Bryn Athyn College dean of academics, said in the release.
Applications are being accepted now for the fall semester.