Tampa, FL – Jacksonville University (JU) RN to BSN online students now have an exciting new option to fulfill general education requirements. Florida Tech University Online and Jacksonville University have entered into an agreement allowing JU Bachelor of Science in Nursing students access to Florida Tech’s internationally recognized curriculum.
The agreement benefits JU students in several ways. First, earning transferable credits through Florida Tech University Online is a convenient option, as RN to BSN online students at JU must go outside of the university to satisfy their general education requirements. Second, both JU and Florida Tech, as part of the University Alliance family, share key features and processes, from online classroom technology to student support services. Florida Tech courses include the same dynamic University Alliance tools such as online chat rooms, professor-led streaming video, message boards, email and new downloadable MP3 lectures – all available 24/7. “JU students are busy professionals juggling work, school and family. This agreement not only affords students convenient access to an expanded curriculum, but it also gives them quality general education from a university widely recognized for its emphasis on academics and research,” said Dr. Leigh Hart, Dean of Jacksonville University School of Nursing. “We’re very excited about this opportunity and working closely with Florida Tech University Online to provide our students with the best education possible.”
Founded more than 70 years ago, Jacksonville University has more than 18,000 alumni. With students from 45 states and 50 foreign countries, the university offers seven bachelor's degrees and more than 70 majors, programs and concentrations. A traditional, regionally accredited institution, Jacksonville University is consistently ranked among the best regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Part of a unique family of the nation’s top forward-thinking universities like MIT, Georgia Tech, Caltech and others – Florida Tech University Online is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Florida Tech continues to be ranked a best national university by U.S. News & World Report. It’s rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named a best buy in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. Among its more than 50,000 alumni include several astronauts, many CEOs of major corporations, Senior Executive Service (SES) members and nearly two dozen generals including two four-star generals, four three-star generals, nine two-star major generals and three one-star brigadier generals. Florida Tech’s main campus is located in Melbourne, Florida.
University Alliance Online, with more than 300,000 enrollments to date, is America’s largest exclusive provider of online certificate and degree programs from the nation’s leading universities including Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, Thunderbird School of Global Management, the University of San Francisco, the University of South Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, Regis University, The University of Scranton, Dominican University and Jacksonville University. Program offerings include a broad range of professional certificates, as well as associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.