NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The College of New Rochelle recently announced a lower per-credit tuition rate for the School of Nursing starting in the spring semester of 2014.
The college announced that the per-credit tuition price has been reduced from $896 to $696 per credit, according to a press release. The new rate is "applicable for all students in the RN to BSN and Second Degree BSN programs," according to the release.
“Numerous studies, including a recent report by the Institute of Medicine, show a clear association between nurses educated at the baccalaureate level and better patient outcomes, lower patient mortality and failure-to-rescue rates, Judith Huntington, president of college of New Rochelle said in the release. "The College of New Rochelle’s graduating nurses are recognized for their compassion, healing and advocacy skills. We are taking this step to support their learning and look to meet the Institute‘s goal for 80 percent of all nurses in the workforce to have BSN or higher degrees by 2020."
The School of Nursing, which educates both women and men, is "widely recognized for its outstanding curriculum and quality education in both its undergraduate and graduate programs," according to the release.
“We believe it is important to provide this discount because many part-time students have difficulty securing federal and state financial aid, which require full-time enrollment," Dorothy Escribano, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the college said in the release. "We are particularly concerned about working adults whose schedules often prevent them from carrying a full-time class load. For many of these adults, the recent decrease in employer reimbursement for continuing education has made even part-time tuition a financial burden."