In 2006, after a significant period of exploration and evaluation, AU and Alderson-Broaddus College (A-B) of Philippi, West Virginia formed a partnership that gave birth to a program that is regarded as the only one of its kind here in the Philippines until now. A-B is a reputable College in West Virginia with a prestigious school of Nursing that is able to maintain a high passing percentage in the NCLEX. Negotiations between AU and A-B resulted to the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for a partnership that blazes the trail in the field of Nursing.
The program was given the name International Nursing Program (INP) because it entails the implementation of part of the Nursing baccalaureate program of A-B here in the country through AU. Students of the program experience the standards of Nursing education of A-B while studying for three years in a Philippine setting, particularly in the Manila campus of AU. Once they complete the first three years of their Nursing education, the students become eligible for transfer to A-B for their fourth and final year.
Upon completion of the final year requirements, students earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Alderson-Broaddus College. The admissions process, progression standards, delivery of course content, course schedule and skills and clinical training for the first three years of the INP strictly follow the curriculum and policies of A-B.
Upon transfer to A-B, the students are required to go through transition classes through which the students are introduced to the culture and healthcare system of West Virginia. They are then integrated into the fourth year Nursing program of A-B.
In its effort to provide INP students with more international pathway options, AU entered into an articulation agreement with Edith Cowan University (ECU) in 2009. ECU is a premier university located in the thriving city of Perth in Western Australia. Its Nursing program is recognized and awarded for its innovative simulation program and its state-of-the-art laboratories. ECU also has an establish support system for international students, having catered to students from 70 nations.
The agreement between AU and ECU involves the granting of 225 advance standing credits of ECU (360 credits is required to finish the BSN course of ECU) to students who complete the first three years of the INP. The students become eligible to transfer to ECU where they will take their final year.
Upon transfer, the students are given an orientation for international students before they are integrated into the mainstream of ECU Nursing classes and activities. When the students complete the program, they earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from ECU and gain qualification to become registered nurses in Australia. ECU has two intakes for its Nursing program. Students can transfer either in February or in July.
International Nursing Program
Legarda Manila, Philippines
Tel. no.:( 02) 734-7371 Loc.225
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