The University of Cincinnati RN to BSN Online Cohort Program pre-pays 100 percent of tuition for a select group of UC Health nurses to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. The college offers full-time and part-time options for this nine-course, flexible program.
UC Health chose the 12-month schedule, which requires nurses to take three courses each semester. The program’s reputation, adjustable academic plan and easy credit transfer from previous associate degree programs were key factors when choosing UC College of Nursing as a partner.
“We’re excited to see our partnership with UC Health get broader and stronger every day,” said UC College of Nursing Dean Greer Glazer, PhD. “The UC College of Nursing has a long-standing reputation of educating nurse leaders, and we are honored to have the opportunity to educate a passionate, intelligent group of leaders to continue our legacy within the Academic Health Center.”
UC Health nurses will be selected by the organization’s nursing leadership to participate in spring, summer and fall semester cohorts for the next three years. In order to qualify for the program, nurses must be employed by UC Health for at least a year prior to participating in the program with no corrective actions, work at least 20 hours a week during the first year of employment, and meet all University of Cincinnati admission requirements. Those selected must agree to continue working at UC Health for at least two years for an average of 20 hours per week after attaining a BSN degree.
“This program embodies a critically important component of our tripartite mission of providing education, clinical research and the highest standard of patient care,” said Clarence Pauley, UC Health senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “UC Health strongly believes in investing in advancement and growth opportunities for its nurses, who are integral to the patient journey and to our organization.”