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Husson University and NMCC form nursing affiliation

7/12/2018

Husson University and Northern Maine Community College have formed an affiliation that allows nursing students pursuing an associate’s degree at NMCC to easily transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Husson.
The agreement provides students a “side-by-side analysis” of how their credits will be applied, the schools said in a press release.
“This agreement will allow community college students to continue to have access to an affordable, high-quality education as they pursue their bachelor’s degree,” said Jennifer Flynn, director of Husson’s Northern Maine campus.
Nursing education is becoming more important in Maine, which faces a potential shortage of 3,200 registered nurses by 2025, according to a report from the Maine Nursing Action Coalition. In addition, the National Academy of Medicine has recommended that at least 80% of nurses hold bachelor’s degrees by 2020.
NMCC, whose main campus is in Presque Isle, offers 29 associate-degree and certificate-level programs. Husson is based in Bangor and grants overs 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees.