KC enters agreement to further nursing students pursuits of bachelors degrees

CENTRALIA — Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees announced Monday night that the college has entered into a partnership with St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield that will enable KC Nursing graduates to pursue their Bachelors of Nursing.

The board ratified the agreement during its February 26 meeting. Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, Julie Obermark said the Nursing Department is pleased to announce the new agreement, as it will enable Kaskaskia College Associate Degree Nursing graduates to transfer coursework to St John’s College of Nursing while being awarded credit toward a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing.

The board also announced they will begin negotiating with Interim President George Evans to serve as the 11th president of Kaskaskia College.

In announcing the board’s decision Chair Bill Hawley said the board has been happy with the direction the college has been going under Evans stewardship, and feel Evans is the right person for the job