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Delta and Davenport University Announce Nursing Degree Partnership

February 28, 2018

Administrators signing the new nursing agreement with Davenport University. Delta College and Davenport University (DU) have formed a new transfer partnership that enables students accepted into Delta’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program to enroll in DU’s Master of Science in Nursing Concurrent Enrollment Program.

This program would allow students to transfer credits toward Davenport's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program and continue on to a Master of Science in Nursing at DU. 

The pathway for a student would be to earn their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing from Delta, pass the registered license examination, then earn a total of at least 121 semester hours toward the BSN degree completion program from Davenport, including credits earned from Delta College. Then, students can proceed to earn a total of at least 36 credit hours toward the MSN-Generalist degree or 46 credit hours toward the MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner degree. 

“This agreement provides a streamlined path for our nursing students to gain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees,” said Dr. Jean Goodnow, President of Delta College. “Delta provides a great program to help students get started in healthcare, and Davenport will help them if they’d like to further progress in their careers.” 

“Partnering with Delta College is a huge plus as Davenport seeks to serve health professions students in the Great Lakes Bay region,” said Dr. Richard Pappas, President of Davenport University. “This agreement gives nursing students an opportunity to continue their education and advance their careers in an in-demand field.” 

The Master of Science in Nursing Concurrent Enrollment program is a special program designed for dedicated students who want to earn their nursing degrees in the shortest amount of time, with some able to complete their associate and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. The program not only helps students get ahead quicker, it helps address the growing demand for nurses anticipated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

For more information about transferring or to see all of Delta's transfer agreements, visit