FAYETTE, Iowa (Oct. 24, 2016) – Upper Iowa University and Northeast Iowa Community College will sign a Memorandum of Understanding Friday, November 4, to create a new Nursing Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) for students. The agreement is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa.
The Nursing CEP agreement allows NICC students to complete a four-year degree in nursing from UIU. While completing a two-year associate degree in nursing at the NICC Calmar or Peosta campus, students in the CEP cohort are concurrently enrolled in Upper Iowa courses toward their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Concurrent enrollment means that students in this program who graduate with their associate degree from NICC need only attend UIU for 6-8 additional months to complete their BSN degree.
Benefits of the Nursing CEP agreement are:
UIU and NICC administrative officials will sign the Memorandum of Understanding during a special ceremony on Friday, November 4. The event will be held in the Darwin Schrage Administration Building, Administrative Boardroom at 11 a.m. on the NICC-Calmar campus. Additional details on the agreement will be released in the near future.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.