Motlow, Herzing University sign nursing school agreement

Motlow State and Herzing University officials
Present at the agreement signing were (front row) Dr. Regina Verdin – Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Thomas Perin – AVP of Community Partnerships at Herzing University as well as (back row, left to right) Dr. Amy Holder – Dean of Health Science, Stacy Hearn – Manager of Academic Operations, Dr. Meagan McManus – Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gary Winton – Campus Engagement Director for Motlow-Smyrna, and Brittany Clark – Interim Director of Nursing. (Photo Courtesy of Motlow State)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Motlow State Community College has signed an articulation agreement with Nashville’s Herzing University, facilitating a smooth transition for nursing students to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This partnership aims to save students’ time and money, guarantee career readiness, and enhance educational opportunities.

The two colleges signed an articulation agreement in Nashville. The agreement ensures that Motlow students who achieve an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing can transfer to Herzing and obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Thomas P. Perin, Sr., Associate Vice President of Community Partnerships at Herzing University, visited Motlow’s Smyrna campus to sign the agreement with Motlow’s Dr. Regina Verdin, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. Articulation Agreements make transferring to a four-year institution a smooth transition for students and ensure that students only take the courses necessary for degree completion.

This signing symbolizes a new working relationship between the two institutions and benefits nursing students by supporting the pathway needed to achieve career readiness. The objective of articulation and transfer agreements is to save students time and money. Ultimately, this agreement gives Motlow’s nursing graduates a convenient opportunity to further their education and career.

Herzing’s School of Nursing offers online and on-campus class options. Since the beginning of the pandemic, approximately 3,000 nurses have entered the workforce from Herzing. Motlow’s nursing graduates consistently have a job placement rate of 95 to 100 percent, and the department is thankful to partner with an institution that shares a desire to educate the next generation of nurses.

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