State-of-the-art Health Sciences Center unveiled at Rowan College at Burlington County
Rowan College at Burlington
County will unveil its new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center at the
transformed Mount Laurel Campus on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m.
The Health Sciences Center opening is free, open to the public,
and will feature a live emergency simulation involving multiple Health Sciences
programs and Virtua’s Paramedic Science program at 5:30 p.m. For more
information or to RSVP, visit rcbc.edu/celebration.
“The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to
join the college and its healthcare partners in the unveiling of the new Health
Sciences Center,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio.
“This state-of-the-art facility represents a wealth of opportunity for our
community to get the education and training they need for the county’s growing
RCBC turned the former Briggs Road Center into the Health
Sciences Center and reoriented the building’s exterior so that the entrance now
faces College Drive better integrating it into the rest of the campus. As part
of the campus transformation and transition from the Pemberton Campus, RCBC
moved all of the Health Sciences programs to the Health Sciences Center,
including nursing, dental hygiene, imaging, and health information management
courses, as well as the Virtua Paramedic Science at RCBC program.
RCBC’s enhanced partnership with Virtua is one of the key
initiatives that resulted in RCBC’s first enrollment increase in five years in
spring 2017, including a 14 percent increase in Health Sciences enrollment.
“We are confident that this relationship will have a significant
impact for RCBC students by aligning classroom instructions with clinical
learning. Producing a highly skilled workforce will also benefit healthcare
providers looking to fill vacancies and the community by providing quality
care,” said Alfred Campanella, Virtua’s Executive Vice President, Strategic
Business Growth and Analytics.
Benefits of Virtua’s partnership with RCBC includes clinical
placements for students, tuition benefits for Virtua associates who attend
RCBC, Fitness Center discounts for students and RCBC associates, and close
collaboration on program development.
“Rowan College at Burlington County and Virtua have brought the
future of healthcare education to the modern community college,” said RCBC
President Paul Drayton. “With the addition of the Health Sciences Center, RCBC
has transformed into the regional destination for anyone who wants a rewarding
career in healthcare or to take their education further with innovative
programs such as our 3+1 nursing program in partnership with Rowan University.”
RCBC’s 3+1 program allows students to save $75,000 on a
bachelor’s degree while earning a Rowan University degree. Students stay at
RCBC after completing their associate degree and complete 75 percent of their
university credits with RCBC before finishing their senior year as a Rowan
University student. The 3+1 nursing program will begin this fall. For more
information, visit rcbc.edu/3plus1.
The community and prospective students will be able to tour the
building, get information about Health Sciences programs, and meet faculty and
students from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Health Sciences Center unveiling. The
event is part of RCBC’s Celebration of Transformation happenings that highlight
its new campuses, amenities and offerings. For a complete listing of events and
more information, please visit rcbc.edu/celebration.