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MCC Nursing Program Announces Partnership with SIUE

McHenry County College (MCC) recently announced a partnership between their Nursing program and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Nursing (SON). The partnership offers an accelerated path to a Bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN) by allowing students to complete their general education courses at MCC, earning an associate’s in nursing, then completing their baccalaureate nursing coursework online through SIUE.

The accelerated registered nurse to Bachelor of Science (RN to BS) in nursing program is offered in a flexible, entirely online format to accommodate the needs of working registered nurses (RNs). The program format consists of eight-week courses, and can be completed in one year (three semesters) if most of the general education requirements are met at the time of admission. A student’s academic plan is customized to meet their individual needs. Those interested in attaining an RN to MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) or DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) may also apply for accelerated graduate options.

“This is a great opportunity for students to begin working toward their BS while completing their ADN, all while saving thousands in tuition,” said Betsy Schnowske, DNP, RN, and Director of Nursing at MCC. “This also allows our students to remain competitive in the job market as they are actively advancing their nursing education.”

The cost of the program is approximately $8,960.

“The SIUE School of Nursing is enthusiastic about this long-term partnership with McHenry County College,” said Sheri Compton-McBride, DNP, RN, assistant professor, and director of the SON RN/BS Nursing Program and Contract Management. “In all of our partnerships, we are dedicated to positively impacting access to nursing education and growth within the nursing profession, as well as contributing to a diverse, productive nursing workforce. Together, we will work with students to provide a seamless transition to obtain their bachelor’s degree, and for those interested, access to graduate nursing program options.”

For more information about MCC’s Nursing program, call (815) 455-8710 or visit