Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA®) is partnering with Trenton-based Thomas Edison State University to offer educational opportunities to its 800 employees who are interested in taking courses, advancing their education or finishing a degree they may have started earlier in their career.
This is the first higher educational partnership of its kind for RCCA, one of the largest oncology physician networks in the U.S.
The partnership will offer RCCA’s nursing and non-nursing staff, who work at 32 locations in New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut, reduced tuition costs and access to flexible academic programs that meet their needs and busy schedules.
“RCCA is excited to partner with Thomas Edison State University and its W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing,” said Terrill Jordan, president and CEO of RCCA. “Due to the growing demands and challenges of personalized medicine, our patients and physicians need the support of nursing and healthcare professionals who are clinically competent and understand the significance of healthcare informatics. With a rich curriculum and committed student body, Thomas Edison State University is also a logical place to find professionals to add to our nursing and administrative teams.”
Under the partnership, RCCA’s employees will have access to a broad array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, certificate programs and course completion options. These options include the ability to earn college credit for certifications, licenses and professional training that RCCA employees may have accrued during their careers.
“We are elated to partner with an organization so firmly dedicated to the treatment and care of cancer patients and cancer survivors in our region,” said Janet Eickhoff, associate vice president for Strategic Partnerships and Outreach, at the university. “By offering flexible degree pathways to their staff, we are making educational advancement attainable for the busy, committed health care professionals at RCCA.”Related Articles: