Schools unite to offer associate-degreed nurses a pathway to earning a Master of Science in Nursing

PHOENIX and Waukesha, Wis., April 2, 2013—University of Phoenix® Division of Nursing and Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) today announced a new transfer pathway that will enable WCTC nursing students to seamlessly transfer into University of Phoenix in pursuit of a Master of Science in Nursing.

"Lifelong learning is crucial for nurses," said Sandy Stearns, dean of Waukesha County Technical College's School of Health. "At WCTC, we continuously strive to present our students with opportunities to progress their education beyond the associate level. We are proud to offer our nursing students this pathway to University of Phoenix."

Under the new partnership, eligible students and graduates of WCTC's Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program will be able to transfer into University of Phoenix's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN). Students may then continue their educational journey by enrolling in the Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Administration program (MSN/ADM).

"A more educated nurse is a safer nurse," said Angie Strawn, associate dean of University of Phoenix Division of Nursing. "For many, the demands of a full-time career as a nurse preclude their ability to pursue an advanced degree. Our new pathway with Waukesha makes the path to becoming a nurse leader more achievable."

University of Phoenix's Community College Center of Excellence (CCCE) is the gateway for community colleges and their students to connect with the University. The CCCE contributes to developing the workforce by guiding associate-degreed students on their path to earning a bachelor's degree while also connecting them to careers.

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About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College serves nearly 28,000 students annually and offers more than 140 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training is also available for employers. To learn more, visit     


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