McKendree and Kaskaskia College Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement


Lebanon, Ill. — McKendree University and Kaskaskia College officials signed an articulation agreement on Sept. 17 that significantly increases educational opportunities for nursing students in the region.

McKendree now offers dual enrollment, a guaranteed tuition rate, and the acceptance and application of credits to nursing students at Kaskaskia. The partnership enables nursing students to advance their education and careers by ensuring a seamless transition into McKendree’s BSN program.

The university will guarantee its tuition rate for five years, based on continuous enrollment. Qualified students who maintain a minimum 3.25 grade point average while pursuing their Associate in Applied Science degree in nursing will be allowed to enroll concurrently in coursework toward a Bachelor of Science degree at McKendree University. Finally, nursing students completing the specific coursework outlined in the agreement in their respective associate degree programs will be assured of transfer of coursework into McKendree’s BSN program.

The university signed articulation agreements on Aug. 31 with Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, and John A. Logan College in Carterville. It has had a similar partnership with the statewide Kentucky Community and Technical College System since 2009.

McKendree University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Its bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

For more information, contact the McKendree University Division of Nursing at 1-800-232-7228, extension 6847.

Photo of the Signing of the Nursing Articulation Agreement

Seated are Dr. James Dennis, president of McKendree University, and Bill Hawley,
chairman of the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees. Standing are Dr. Jim
Underwood, president of KC; Dr. Richelle Rennegarbe, nursing division chair at
McKendree, Dr. Christine Bahr, McKendree provost; Susan Batchelor, dean of nursing
for KC; and Tim Hood, vice president of instructional services for KC.