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NCC/ESU Nursing Cohort

First cohort set to graduate in May

(L to R): Heather Tucker, Alina Rivera, Natasha Bull, Jeffrey Krupa, Tahizy Bugbee, Glenda Fevrier and Olayide OlaniyanIn February 2016 Northampton Community College and East Stroudsburg University signed an agreement to accelerate the completion of Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees. NCC students who graduated from its registered nursing program can transfer seamlessly to ESU's BSN program. This May, the first cohort of NCC students will graduate from ESU.

Students who begin the courses required for the bachelor's degree in the spring can complete the program in 18 months. All ESU courses are offered at the NCC Bethlehem campus and there are full-time and evening part-time options.

For Heather Tucker, choosing ESU to further her degree was simple. After getting her three children through college, Tucker was ready to go back to school herself. "For me, ESU was the most affordable option," she said. "It was also nice to know I'd be done in 18 months." Tucker liked having the option to take her ESU classes at NCC, a campus she was already familiar with. "It was great to be in a flexible program that allowed me to keep working as well."

For more information about the cooperative nursing program, contact William Bajor, Ph.D., director of graduate and extending studies at ESU at 570-422-3588 or