DENVER, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver School of Nursing (DSN) has announced it is offering a $4,000 tuition scholarship to qualified nursing graduates of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). The scholarship is available to CCCS graduates accepted into DSN's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN program option) distance education degree program.
"We are excited to extend this scholarship for the first time to nursing graduates from the Colorado Community College System. DSN is proud to offer this opportunity to RNs in our state and local communities," said Vicki Bobo, MA, online operations administrator for DSN (www.denverschoolofnursing.edu).
Late last year, DSN and CCCS executed an articulation agreement that enables graduates of the 13 CCCS institutions with an Associate of Nursing Degree (ADN) to be eligible for admission to DSN's fully on-line RN to BSN program.
"The scholarship will encourage nursing graduates from diverse backgrounds who are geographically dispersed throughout Colorado to enhance their nursing education and increase their career opportunities," Bobo said.
DSN's distance education program is designed so students can work while completing the degreed program. With two courses per term and breaks between terms, students with family or work responsibilities can balance the rigors of their continuing education.
"We are grateful to the Denver School of Nursing for extending this $4,000 scholarship to our nursing graduates to help expand their career opportunities. It will provide assistance as they pursue a BSN online so they don't have to quit their jobs or leave their communities," remarked CCCS President Dr. Nancy McCallin.
About Denver School of Nursing (DSN)
Denver School of Nursing, located at 1401 19th St., Denver, is a private, post-secondary college that provides educational programs and training for nursing professionals. The college offers rigorous curricula, clinical site-based academic programs toward associate and bachelor degrees in nursing and distance-delivered academic programs toward a bachelor degree in nursing. DSN is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (www.ncahlc.org) (800-621-7440). Its associate and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000). DSN is granted full approval for its associate and bachelors nursing programs by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) approval is maintained through the Colorado Department of Higher Education. For more information, call 303-292-0015 or visit www.denverschoolofnursing.edu.
About The Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) comprises the state's largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 151,000 students annually.It oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions. CCCS is a vital statewide pathway to individual achievement and economic vitality. Further, CCCS institutions provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities, and each fosters an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation. For more information, visit www.cccs.edu.
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SOURCE Denver School of Nursing