ASC Nursing Program Added to JCC's Communiversity

Pictured here, Sellers and Columbare review the agreement.Alfred State College has signed an agreement with Jamestown Community College (JCC) to allow graduates of JCC’s nursing program the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing through the Communiversity at JCC in partnership with Alfred State College.

The agreement was reviewed recently by Kathleen F. Sellers, PhD, RN, professor and chair of Alfred State College's Nursing Department, and Dawn T. Columbare, DNP, RN, CNE, professor and director of JCC's Nursing Education Program.

The agreement outlines how graduates of JCC's associate in applied science degree in nursing can complete Alfred State's nursing degree online in four semesters. JCC graduates must complete designated JCC courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (out of a possible 4.0) and must secure licensure as a registered nurse by the end of their first semester after matriculating at Alfred State.

Students can transfer additional JCC course work toward meeting requirements for the bachelor's degree and Alfred State will accept a maximum of 90 total transfer credit hours from JCC.

The nursing degree agreement is a component of the Communiversity partnership that Alfred State, JCC, and several other colleges have undertaken. Communiversity is an alliance of regional colleges and universities making select associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees accessible to JCC students without their needing to leave the area.

Details of the agreement and the Communiversity program can be accessed at www.sunyjcc.edu/communiversity.