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Goshen College partners with Glen Oaks to offer RN to BSN program in Centreville

Registered nurses now have a new avenue to achieve their bachelor’s degree in St.
Joseph County, Michigan. Glen Oaks has entered into a partnership with Goshen College, of Goshen,
Indiana, to bring its RN to BSN Program to Centreville.

“The demand for the nursing workforce to hold a bachelor’s degree continues to grow,” said Dr. David
Devier, president of Glen Oaks Community College. “The community has expressed an interest in this
program and we felt that this was the right time to move forward. We made contact with administrators
at Goshen College last winter and we are delighted that we were able to pull this together in a fairly short
amount of time. Goshen College is highly respected in the community for its nursing programs.”

“The Institute of Medicine is calling for 80 percent of the nursing workforce to hold at least a bachelor’s
degree by 2020,” said Dr. James Brenneman, president of Goshen College. “Nursing education has
become a national priority and many hospitals now require one to complete his/her BSN in three to five
years. We are excited to be able to bring the program to the Glen Oaks campus.”

The Goshen College RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree from
an accredited college or university. One can complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree while
working full-time. All books and materials are included in the tuition cost and are brought to the
classroom by the instructors. To enroll, one must have an active Indiana or Michigan nursing license.
Clinical hours are typically completed at one’s place of employment.

The Goshen College RN to BSN program is fully accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE). The format is a cohort model (students move through coursework as a group);
students take one class at a time and attend class one night a week from 6 to 10 p.m. year-round.
Students complete the 40-credit hour program in 19 months.