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Milligan, Northeast State renew transfer agreement for nursing

Milligan and Northeast State Community College renewed an agreement today giving NESCC students who plan to transfer to Milligan’s BSN program the option to co-enroll. L-R: NESCC's Dr. Sam Rowell, VP for academic affairs, and President Dr. James King; Milligan's President Dr. Bill Greer and Dr. Garland Young, VP for academic affairs and dean.

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 8, 2018) – Milligan College and Northeast State Community College renewed their partnership to provide Northeast State students with a faster and more cost-effective approach to earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Milligan.

On Monday, administrators from both colleges signed an agreement to allow current Northeast State students the option to co-enroll in nursing courses at Milligan. These students can transfer to Milligan after completing an associate’s degree and be granted junior status in Milligan’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for initial licensure.

“We’re grateful to continue collaborating with Northeast State to assist students pursuing further education to prepare for their career,” said Dr. Garland Young, vice president for academic affairs and dean. “Our partnerships reflect Milligan’s commitment to helping transfer students be equipped with the necessary prerequisites to seamlessly continue their education at Milligan.”

This partnership serves to meet the growing demand for nurses in the region. The BSN degree is in high demand and provides great opportunities in today’s job market, including one of the highest starting salaries in any field. It is also the entry point for graduate studies, as well as nurse practitioner and nurse anesthetist programs.

“This is another great example of our partnership with Milligan College to provide additional opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Sam Rowell, Northeast State’s vice president for academic affairs. “When institutions of higher education collaborate, the entire region benefits.”

Milligan and Northeast State have created multiple partnerships to allow Northeast State students from a variety of majors to transfer to Milligan. Most recently, the colleges established an agreement for Northeast State students planning to transfer into Milligan’s engineering program.

The college offers merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, and state and federal aid programs for transfer students. Transfer students interested in the program are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with a nursing program advisor by calling the Milligan College admissions office at 423.461.8730.

To learn more about Northeast State and its programs, email collegeanswers@northeaststate.edu.

For more information on Milligan’s nursing program, visit milligan.edu/nursing.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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