Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter

Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 05 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT Even before the coronavirus pandemic propelled UNLV into remote learning in the spring, online courses at UNLV were prevalent.  "There's been a steady decrease in the number of students that have never taken an online course," said Elizabeth Barrie, the director of the Office of Online Education . She recently presented during The State of Online Education webinar event. It highlighted some of the initiatives and cross-campus partnerships that contribute to student achievement and shared how faculty prepared for online learning through the summer. She noted that 95% of students who graduated in spring 2020 with an undergraduate degree had taken at least one online course. And, compared to past years, there has been an increase in the number of students who have taken more than 30 credits, or two semesters, online. 

GSW and CGTC sign agreement allowing nursing students to earn online bachelor's degrees - The Union-Recorder

GSW and CGTC sign agreement allowing nursing students to earn online bachelor's degrees - The Union-Recorder

GSW and CGTC sign agreement allowing nursing students to earn online bachelor's degrees - The Union-Recorder

Posted: 08 Dec 2020 01:00 PM PST

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) signed an articulation agreement this week that will aid transition for students in the College's nursing programs into an online bachelor's degree with GSW.   

CGTC President Dr. Ivan H. Allen and GSW president Dr. Neal Weaver signed the agreement alongside leadership from both institutions. 

The signing makes official a partnership to enhance enrollment flexibility to Nursing students. Through the agreement, qualifying students in the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program can apply to an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree pathway or bridge.    

The agreement makes a prospective Nursing student's desire to complete their coursework close to home a reality. As an online program, the BSN degree from GSW is innovative, allowing students to remain in their communities while completing their courses. It also is potentially a route for students who complete the Licensed Practical Nursing program at CGTC to continue to the ASN or Registered Nursing (RN) program, and then move to GSW's online program. 

Articulation agreements between institutions regularly help institutions assist students in the transferability of credit hours. Where this one is special, is how it will impact local students in an "essential" industry.  

"This agreement will allow students to seamlessly transition and further their nursing education and advance their career," said Nursing program director, Jessica Willcox. "Nursing students have gone through a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though challenges in their profession are still ahead, a seamless transition to continue their studies will be a welcome start to the next chapter."  

Staff from CGTC's program will assist students in advisement regarding the completion of the program. Program requirements, admissions procedures, and more will be made available to interested students throughout the advisement process. 

For more information contact, Jessica Willcox at jwillcox@centralgatech.edu.  


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