McNeese State University and Louisiana State University Eunice (LSUE) have signed multiple agreements that allow students to seamlessly transfer to McNeese after earning an associate degree in business administration, health sciences, nursing and radiologic technology.
The new agreements will welcome students from LSUE to complete the coursework for a bachelor’s degree in McNeese’s College of Business and College of Nursing and Health Professions.
“It is critically important that our healthcare workforce looks like and has many of the same experiences as the people it serves,” LSUE Chancellor Dr. Nancee Sorenson said. “This partnership aims to combat some of those disparities while offering generational change for the students in the program through higher earning potential and better quality of life.”
The degree programs in the College of Business prepare graduates to meet the challenges of a fast-changing and increasingly global business environment. Students who transfer with an associate degree in business administration can earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, management or marketing. All students in the College of Business can simultaneously earn a Certificate in Liquefied Natural Gas Business.
“Students who transfer to McNeese’s College of Business will be earning a degree from an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accredited institution. AACSB is the gold seal and has accredited the top 5% of business programs in the world,” explained Dr. Shuming “Sherry” Bai, college dean. “Additionally, the Certificate in Liquefied Natural Gas Business is the first of its kind in Louisiana and in the nation.”
Students who have an associate degree in radiologic technology can earn a bachelor’s degree in radiologic sciences and students with an associate degree in nursing can earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Bachelor’s degrees help nurses and radiologic sciences graduates move into management positions.
Students with an associate degree in health sciences can earn a bachelor’s degree in health systems management. McNeese’s health systems management program addresses the growing demand for health care administrators and consultants.
Students who are already working full time in the health care field will find the online programs in McNeese’s College of Nursing and Health Professions flexible. The highly dedicated McNeese faculty prepare graduates to provide excellent care to their communities.
“We are excited to formalize our relationship with LSUE with these articulation agreements in nursing, radiologic sciences and health systems management,” said Dr. Ann Warner, dean of McNeese’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. “These agreements will allow students to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an online environment at a schedule and pace that are student-friendly and accessible.”
“We have a long history of working with LSUE and providing pathways for their students,” said Dr. Chip LeMieux, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management. “These agreements help us to provide access to the students of Southwest Louisiana and demonstrate our willingness to collaborate with all higher education systems to reach the Board of Regents goal that 60% of all working-age adults (ages 25-34) in Louisiana will hold a degree or high-value credential by 2030.”
Students interested in taking advantage of the agreement can contact admissions at LSUE or McNeese. McNeese has similar agreements with other community colleges.
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