As nursing students complete their studies, not all are sure what degree to get. Lewis and Clark Community College and Webster University are putting their heads together to raise the percentage of nurses with bachelor’s degrees to 80% by the year 2020. Currently, only 51% finished the four year program. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine issued a blueprint report outlining where they wanted to be in 10 years.
The new Dual admission partnership and transfer agreement between L&C and Webster is driving the students in the direction of seamless education, and Donna Meyer, Dean of Health Sciences at L&C tells The Big Z keeping them in school for the full program instead of just getting the Associates Degree is important:
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Students who participate in the program will also have their application fees waived at Webster, will maximize credit transfers from Lewis and Clark, and can attend Webster while still enrolled in the community college.