BCTC and University of Phoenix Partner to Provide Pathways for Nursing Students

BCTC and University of Phoenix signing partnership for NursingAt a signing ceremony yesterday, Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) and the School of Nursing at University of Phoenix announced an educational partnership that will establish a specialized Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) program.

“We are always looking for partners who offer our students flexibility and options for taking the next step in their education,” said Dr. Augusta Julian, President of Bluegrass Community & Technical College. “We appreciate University of Phoenix for bringing this opportunity to our nursing students.”

The BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program (BSN-CEP) can help students earn an associates and bachelor’s degree in nursing in less than three years. Qualified applicants may co-enroll in the University of Phoenix BSN program while taking classes at BCTC. This accelerated program allows BCTC students to take classes online with University of Phoenix during winter and summer break periods. 

“Our faculty is committed to providing a strong foundation for our students,” said Dr. Melinda Baker, assistant dean of the Nursing Division, Bluegrass Community & Technical College. “Online opportunities are instrumental in their continuing education.”

In addition to the flexibility and convenience of this accelerated program, students in the BSN-CEP will receive special pricing that makes the tuition comparable to in-state tuition for this degree. Even more importantly, this cohort of classmates will offer each other support as they complete the program.

“University of Phoenix’s partnership with BCTC is the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky,” said Kellie Stubblefield, assistant dean for Specialized Programs, College of Health Professions, University of Phoenix. “We want to help you move past success to significance. Together, WE RISE!”