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Nursing Program Offers New Path for Degree

A new program from the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing will allow top students at local institutions of higher education to transition seamlessly from earning an associate’s degree to starting a bachelor’s.

The early entry option paves the way for nursing students at affiliated schools to gain early acceptance and reserve a spot in the RN to BSN program at UNC Charlotte. Students from Gaston and Central Piedmont Community Colleges and Carolina’s College of Health Sciences are currently able to take advantage of the program.

"This provides the students many benefits including the best advisement, the best employment prospects and the best education possible through a seamless process," said RN to BSN program coordinator Susan Lynch.

University Recognized for Energy Reduction Goal

UNC Charlotte received a certificate of recognition during the Appalachian Energy Summit for its commitment and achievement to reduce campus energy consumption by 30 percent. The University was lauded as the largest institution in the UNC system to reach this benchmark.

Tony Schallert, University energy manager, has led the charge to assess and report successes of the energy reduction plan; he accepted the award from Len Hoey of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

"Energy conservation is a team effort," Schallert said."“Everyone from the maintenance crew to capital project designers plays an important role to incorporate and maintain energy efficient innovations." As a result of this team effort, University energy costs decreased by $5 million within this past year alone.