A partnership with the University of New Mexico will enable San Juan College nursing students to graduate with a four-year bachelor's degree after they get their associate degrees.
The Daily Times reports that San Juan College President Toni Pendergrass and UNM Nursing School Dean Nancy Ridenour signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday night.
According to Nisa Bruce, the director of the college's nursing program, the partnership will help students unable to transfer to UNM in Albuquerque or to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
A consortium in 2009 began work on a statewide nursing curriculum to help students transfer from two-year programs to four-year schools.
New Mexico Junior College, Central New Mexico Community College and Santa Fe Community College also have nursing partnerships with UNM or NMSU.
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