HCC and Westfield State sign dual-admission agreement for nursing students

Hampden County

Holyoke Community College and Westfield State University signed a dual admission agreement on Monday.

Registered nurses with two-year associate degrees from HCC are now granted automatic admission to the RN-to-BSN program at Westfield State.

The schools said the agreement simplifies the application process for students. RN-to-BSN Coordinator Jessica Holden told 22News the need for nurses continues to grow.

“A lot of the workforce is retiring” Holden explained, “and so we’re looking at a deficit and the need for baccalaureate-prepared nurses is even greater right now.”

The program’s purpose is to support future generations of nurses and provide them with accessible, affordable degrees.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Only on WWLP.com | Digital First

More Digital First

Trending Stories

Donate Today