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Drexel University Nursing Concurrent Enrollment Agreement

ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program Drexel University Articulation Agreement (2016)

The ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment program is designed for qualified students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Drexel University while concurrently pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Upon successful completion of the ADN program, DCCC will award the student an associate’s degree. Upon successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX -RN), students enrolled in the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program can complete their remaining BSN course work at Drexel University within two terms (as a full time student).

When a student begins the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment program all pre-requisite courses and ADN program requirements must have been completed. It is also recommended that the majority of the required ADN program co-requisite and BSN general education courses be completed prior to entry into the program (See Plan of Study).

In the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment program, students are provisionally admitted into Drexel’s RN-BSN completion program and, under the concurrent enrollment structure, may complete up to (four) 4 of the (eleven) 11 required BSN courses (Drexel courses at the 300 level) prior to sitting for the NCLEX-RN exam. Once the student passes the NCLEX-RN exam, he/she is fully matriculated into Drexel’s RN-BSN Online Degree Completion Program as a Drexel student (See Plan of Study).

Upon successful completion of the BSN course requirements, Drexel will award the student with the BSN Degree. Drexel University and DCCC agree to award separate degrees reflecting the Associate’s Degree' and the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, and each degree/diploma will reflect only the institution
granting the specific degree.

Students who do not: (i) wish to pursue the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment program; (ii) are not eligible for the program; or (iii) are unable to progress for any reason, may apply to Drexel’s RN-BSN Online Degree Completion Program after graduating from the ADN program and successfully passing the NCLEX-RN.

Drexel’s RN-BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and DCCC must be accredited by the Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

For a student to be considered for participation in the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • All DCCC nursing program prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of a “C” or better and a minimum GPA of 3.0 must be attained.
  • Acceptance into the DCCC nursing program.
  • Completion of the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program application and application checklist (see attachment).
  • Students interested in pursuing the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program must officially apply and receive acceptance to the DCCC nursing program and provisional acceptance into Drexel University’s RN-BSN Completion program under the terms of the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program.
  • Students will receive notification of admission into the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program cohort only in Fall of Year 1 Nursing Course Work at DCCC.
  • Register for and attend an ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Orientation Session that includes reviews of the program, transfer credit evaluation, plan of study & financial aid.
  • To progress in the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in DCCC courses and achieve a minimum grade of C or above in Drexel nursing courses. DCCC GPA and Drexel GPA calculations will not be combined. GPAs are calculated separately and maintained by each school at the end of each term while students are enrolled in the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program.
  • If the student’s term GPA at DCCC falls below 2.5, or a student fails to achieve a grade of C or better in any DCCC or Drexel nursing course, the student will be withdrawn from the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program and Drexel nursing courses.
  • Students who are withdrawn or drop from the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program will not be readmitted into the program prior to licensure as a RN. Students may be considered for readmission into Drexel’s RN-BSN program after the AD program and RN licensure is awarded.
  • Students will have the ability to complete a maximum of four (4) courses in the BSN program while completing the AD program. If the student does not adhere to the prescribed plan of study of the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program, the curricular plan of study, financial aid, course availability, and/or progression may be adversely affected.
  • Students must meet programmatic progression policy requirements of each institution. Procedures regarding disciplinary action and, as warranted, program dismissal, will be established by Drexel and DCCC to ensure compliance. Students that withdraw or are dismissed from the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program, will no longer be considered a concurrent Drexel student, but can be considered for readmission to any Drexel academic program at a later date consistent with admissions standards and processes in place at the time of application for readmission.

Academics & Financial Aid:

  • This model is based on DCCC processing and awarding federal financial aid while the student is enrolled in the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program.
  • Once the student passes the NCLEX-RN exam and is solely matriculated in to the RN-BSN program at Drexel, the processing and awarding federal financial aid will be handled by Drexel.
  • Students are only eligible for federal financial aid funding from DCCC (when concurrently enrolled) or from Drexel (after successful completion of the ADN degree and passing the NCLEX- RN exam and then matriculating into the RN- BSN program) if they are enrolled at least half-time for each term.
  • To be eligible for federal financial aid funding, students must be enrolled for the minimum number of credits per term as indicated in the program plan of study (See Below). Additional credits are acceptable as long as they are applied toward the ADN or BSN degree
  • Students will apply for financial aid at DCCC when concurrently enrolled and at Drexel when enrolled in the RN-BSN program. This is done on the FAFSA by entering DCCC school code (007110) and the Drexel school code (003256). Students should enter both codes when filing the FAFSA to ensure that the information is readily available at each institution. Each school may require additional documentation.
For DCCC Course Billed by DCCC
For Drexel Courses Billed by Drexel
Financial Aid Funding Administered by DCCC during concurrent enrollment; administered by Drexel when full matriculated in the RN-BSN program

Term & Termination of Agreement:
A. Term — This Agreement shall remain in effect for three (3) years following execution of this Agreement, unless earlier terminated pursuant to the provisions B.1 through B.3, described below. This Agreement is subject to renewal on the mutual written agreement of both parties.

B. Termination
1. During the term of this Agreement and any subsequent renewals, either party may terminate this Agreement for any reason by providing the other Party with written notice of its intention to terminate at least 1 academic term prior to the date the termination is to become effective. No termination shall become effective until the end of the academic term during which the 1 term notification period ends. For the purpose of this Agreement, “academic term” is intended to refer to Drexel’s academic calendar of quarterly terms.
2. The Agreement and all rights hereby granted may be revoked and terminated at any time by either party upon written notice to the other party if the continuation of the Agreement would:
a. Jeopardize either party’s status as an organization described in section 5010(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (hereafter, “Code”) or cause either party or its officers,
trustees, employees, or agents to be subject to tax under the Code, including without limitation the tax on unrelated trade or business income under section 511 of the Code or the
tax on excess benefit transactions under section 4958 of the Code; or,
b. Subject to either party to unanticipated adverse federal, state, or local tax consequences, such as the loss of exemptions from real property tax or sales tax; or,
c. Injure the good will or reputation of either party; or,
d. Violate applicable law or regulation or accreditation agency requirement to which either party is subject, unless the violation is cured within thirty (30) days.
3. If either party becomes insolvent, makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, is placed in the hands of a receiver, or liquidates its business, this Agreement shall be deemed terminated at the end of the then current academic term without the requirement for further action or notice by either 

Insurance & Indemnity
A. Both parties shall maintain appropriate levels of insurance as is reasonable for the performance of their obligations under this Agreement.
B. Both parties acknowledge and agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the other party and its trustees, officers and employees, from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities or expenses (including court costs and attorneys’ fees) of any type whatsoever that may arise from the other party’s, or its employees’ or agents’, tasks and activities under this Agreement of their failure to act, including but not limited to: any personal injuries or death or loss or damage to property caused by any act, omission or neglect of the other party or its employees or agents; or any breach or default in the performance of any obligation on the indemnifying party’s part to be performed under the terms of this Agreement.

Marketing & Use of Licensed Marks
Both parties recognize the need to co-market the program contemplated by this Agreement. As such, both parties shall agree on respective roles in marketing and promotional activities. In order to maximize brand identity, each party shall grant to the other a limited revocable non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the other party’s name, trademarks, service marks and related logos in connection with the parties’ obligations under this Agreement. 

Neither party shall assign or sublicense the rights granted under this license.

Each party retains all rights, copyrights, title and interest to all intellectual property that each party creates and is embodied or expressed in the curriculum materials for the courses it teaches, teaching and examination materials, program evaluation and assessment materials, and all other materials produced for the courses it offers.

Miscellaneous Provisions
A. Before either party files a claim against the other party for claims arising out of this Agreement, the parties must first attempt in good faith to resolve the dispute informally.
B. Both parties shall perform their respective obligations under this Agreement in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws as well as within the policies and guidelines of all applicable accrediting agencies.