The College of New Rochelle Announces Nursing Tuition Affordability Initiative
11/01/2013 

New Rochelle, NY, November, 2013 – As part of its ongoing efforts to provide working adults with access to affordable high quality education, The College of New Rochelle announces a new lower per credit tuition rate in the School of Nursing. Starting in the Spring 2014 semester, the per credit tuition price has been reduced from $896 to $696 per credit. This new rate is applicable for all students in the RN to BSN and Second Degree BSN programs.

“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. 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,” explained Judith Huntington, president of The College of New Rochelle.

“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. 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,” commented Dr. Dorothy Escribano, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The College of New Rochelle.

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. The School offers a four-year BSN program, an accelerated program for RNs, or those with degrees in other fields seeking a BSN, as well as a graduate program for nurses seeking to advance their careers.  CNR nurses are known for their education and ability, their caring-healing practice and their advocacy for patients and the nursing profession.  Students gain strong clinical experience through the School’s collaborative relationships with over 100 of the most sophisticated healthcare institutions in the New York metropolitan area.
                                                                                     
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Contact: Elizabeth Weisman       
(914) 654-5281