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Burman University Offers Nursing Program Option to Students

The Adventist university partners with Kettering College on BSN degree option.

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On Oct. 1, 2018, Burman University in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, entered an agreement with Kettering College in Daytona, Ohio, to provide an opportunity for Burman University students to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Kettering College.

“Burman University is excited about his partnership,” said Loren Agrey, president of Burman University. “It is important for us to find opportunities to offer relevant degree options to students. This partnership allows us to offer a reasonable option for students looking to pursue a nursing degree.”

Students qualifying for the program can complete a prescribed curriculum consisting of three semesters of full-time study at Burman University and two years of full-time study at Kettering College. When applying to Burman University for the first three semesters, students must meet the application requirements set by the university. When transferring to Kettering College for the final two years, students must meet the application requirements as outlined by the college.

Regulations set by the Government of Alberta have made it difficult for the university to establish its own nursing program. However, the university recognizes the need to provide an option for its students interested in pursuing a nursing degree. The partnership with Kettering College provides an option.

A few highlights of the program include:

  • For formal acceptance into the BSN program at Kettering College, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a minimum grade of C in all required prerequisite courses.
  • Canadian students accepted into the program will be eligible to pay for Kettering College’s tuition rate in Canadian dollars.
  • After successfully completing the program, students will have Ohio licensure that enables them to work in the United States (up to one year for Canadian students).
  • To work in Canada, students will need to inquire with the professional and regulatory body for registered nurses and nurse practitioners of the province they intend to work in. If students would like to return to Alberta, graduates of the BSN program at Kettering College must apply as a foreign-trained nurse.

“We’re thrilled about this new partnership between Kettering College and Burman University,” said Nate Brandstater, Kettering College president. “Kettering College looks for innovate ways that create unique opportunities for students to earn a health-care degree, which also opens the door for future employment at Kettering Health Network.”

Please email info@hurmanu.ca for more information on how to apply.

— Kryzia Abacan is the communications coordinator of marketing and enrollment services for Burman University; an earlier version of this article appeared in the January 2019 Canadian Union Messenger.