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Liberty University and New England College cooperated in BSN program

In order to promote further cooperation between the Republic of Philippines and the United States of America, as well as to continuously foster international linkages with world class educational institutions, New England College (NEC) joins in a degree-completion agreement with Liberty University (LU) of Lynchburg, Virginia, USA on January 29, 2008

Liberty University is certified to operate in the State of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees.  Liberty has program accreditation for Nursing from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing (VBN).

Qualified B.S.N. students of New England College who have finished their 1st and 2nd year can continue the next 2-1/2 years of B.S.N. at the Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Once all course works, hospital trainings and required academic units are completed, they will be conferred a BSN degree by Liberty University.   All graduates will have the privilege to take NCLEX-RN in the US.  It is the first such US-RP joint BSN program which allows aspiring Filipino graduates to pursue their nursing profession abroad.   This would be an absolute advantage and long-awaited for BSN students in the Philippines.

Liberty University agrees to award up to 100 credit-hours of academic credit for coursework undertaken at New England College.   Students from New England College will need to fulfill the usual entry criteria to the B.S.N. program at Liberty which includes a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (B) with no grade lower than 2.00 (C) and an English Language proficiency of TOEFL 61 (173 CBT or 500).  Students will need to submit their college transcript from New England College and will need to have taken core subjects in Biology, Chemistry and Nursing to be eligible for transfer.  A written statement of purpose (250 words), academic and character reference from New England College, need to be part of the degree completion application.  The B.S.N. program is fully described in the Liberty University website: www.liberty.edu

All student applications from New England College will be submitted to Liberty University through the offices of Inter-Ed (USA & Philippines) who will be responsible for ensuring complete and correct documentation of all applicants.  Liberty University will grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) to all candidates after successful completion of the program requirements.


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