Gogebic Community College and Northern Michigan University enter an agreement to expand nursing education in the Western U.P.
Ironwood — Nursing education will be increased in the Western end of the U.P. thanks to a new partnership signed recently by Gogebic Community College and Northern Michigan University.
By collaborating with Northern Michigan University, Gogebic Community College will now offer seamless opportunities for nurses with associate degrees to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) without leaving the community college campus, thanks to a plan approved in the state’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget.
“Gogebic Community College is excited to partner with NMU to bring BSN level education to the Houghton and Ironwood regions. This partnership will build on GCC’s successful Associate Degree Nursing program, and allow students to affordably continue their education close to home. This initiative will help build a more prosperous Michigan,” said Dr. George McNulty, GCC President.
Gogebic Community College will receive funding from the state to administer the program, which aims to significantly increase the number of bachelor’s prepared registered nurses in this region.
“NMU and GCC schools of nursing have been collaborating for several years to offer the BSN to GCC graduates. This agreement will enhance our partnership and provide a flexible and continuous pathway for working nurses to complete the BSN,” said Kristi Adair, Associate Dean and Department Head, Northern Michigan University School of Nursing.
This expanded partnership will be available at Gogebic Community College beginning in Fall 2023. Details on how to take advantage of the new nursing offerings at GCC are available on the college website: www.gogebic.edu or by contacting Robin Bock, Allied Health Programs Coordinator, at (906) 307-1268 or via email: email@example.com.