RCC and SUNY Empire Partner for Nursing Program

ROCKLAND COUNTY – Rockland Community College (RCC) is excited to introduce a partnership with SUNY Empire State University, introducing an innovative 2+2 Nursing Program. This initiative allows students to seamlessly progress from an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at RCC to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through online coursework provided by SUNY Empire State University, earning both degrees in just four years.
Starting in the fall of 2024, students can enroll in the 2+2 Nursing and graduate with dual nursing degrees. The program is designed to help aspiring nurses advance their careers while remaining in their local community.

“Rockland Community College is thrilled to announce our partnership with SUNY Empire State University. This program not only enhances career prospects for aspiring nurses but also provides the convenience and affordability essential for our local community. We are proud to offer an accessible and seamless educational experience that empowers our students to advance their nursing careers while staying close to home,” said Dr. Maureen Kroning, Dean of the School of Nursing, Health & Wellness.

The 2+2 Nursing Program offers numerous benefits, including convenience, affordability, and a seamless educational experience. The online BSN component provided by SUNY Empire makes it convenient for students residing in Rockland County to pursue their education without the need for extensive travel. This reduces costs and logistical challenges, making higher education accessible and affordable for Rockland County students.

“We are honored to partner with Rockland Community College on the 2+2 Nursing Program. SUNY Empire State University has a longstanding tradition of successfully delivering and providing access to an array of online programs. Our goal is to educate and inspire healthcare professionals who enhance the health of individuals, families, and their communities,” said Dr. Kim Stote, Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health.

About SUNY Empire State University
Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York, Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We build on our students’ experiences to promote their growth and drive upward mobility and economic development in New York state and beyond.

Empire State University is a national leader for high-quality, flexible, and affordable education. We stand alone among public institutions nationwide in our ability to provide impactful academic experiences to learners of all ages. More information can be found at sunyempire.edu.
About Rockland Community College
Rockland Community College (RCC), located in Suffern New York, provides purpose driven educational opportunities in a supportive, affordable, and accessible environment, empowering individuals to positively transform themselves and their communities. RCC welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who appreciate small class sizes and personal attention from a distinguished, award-winning faculty that includes Fulbright scholars and SUNY Distinguished Professors. Many graduates go on to top universities to further their education on their own or through RCCs institutional collaborations.
RCC is also proud to provide career training and professional development to adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade their skills through a variety of programs and educational opportunities including workforce training, certifications, and microcredentials. Many of the programs are developed with employers in the community in high demand industry areas to enable graduates to move into a new career upon graduation. More information can be found at sunyrockland.edu.

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