MACU Announces Partnership with OCU to Provide Path to Nursing Degree
Mid-America Christian University has partnered with Oklahoma City University to provide MACU students with an avenue to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from OCU’s Kramer School of Nursing.
The articulation agreement between the two universities will allow students to complete their general education and major science courses at MACU and then seamlessly transfer to OCU to enter the nursing program.
Healthcare services continues to be an expanding profession, nursing especially,” said Dr. David Rose, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment at MACU. “Specifically as we look to the post-COVID environment, there will be a continued increasing demand for registered nurses.”
Nursing has been one of the most frequently requested majors from prospective MACU students. To meet that need, Rose said senior leadership set out to develop the articulation agreement with OCU and was met with an overwhelmingly positive response.
Enrolled students will fulfill their general education requirements, electives and science courses at MACU, then will matriculate to OCU to finish their final 56 hours of nursing courses at OCU.
The articulation agreement is effective immediately, meaning that students who have fulfilled their course requirements at MACU may begin the process to transfer to OCU for their nursing degree.
"Kramer School of Nursing is thrilled to enter into this partnership with MACU to provide baccalaureate nursing education of the highest quality to prepare the next generation of nurses and servant leaders,” said Dr. Lois Salmeron, Dean of OCU’s Kramer School of Nursing.
A signing ceremony between MACU President Dr. John Fozard and OCU President Martha Burger was held on the MACU campus.
For more information about the new partnership, please visit www.macu.edu/nursing. Classes are enrolling now for the Fall 2020 semester.