GWC and Gateway Technical College launch partnership programs

George Williams College of Aurora University and Gateway Technical College have entered a partnership giving students in nursing and social work expanded educational and career opportunities. The agreement provides a seamless transition toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at GWC for students who have been admitted to Gateway’s Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in nursing program or a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree at GWC for students in Gateway’s AAS in human services program. Prior academic coursework will be fully recognized and transferable towards the completion of those degrees, saving tuition costs and providing a smooth transfer to the four-year college.

“Students who choose to come to George Williams early in their education will know that we promise, together, to help them finish their education,” said Aurora University Senior Vice President for Enrollment Donna DeSpain. “This means they won’t have to go to five or six other schools and worry if their credits will transfer. Students can begin at Gateway and have a smooth transition to George Williams College to complete their degree.”

Graduates of either program achieving their bachelor degrees at GWC will be invited to continue their education in the Aurora University Master of Science in Nursing program or the Master of Social Work program.

“For our nursing students, there is a lull sometimes between when they finish their general education requirements and start their clinical courses,” said Gateway Executive Vice President and Provost Zina Haywood. “Now, they won’t have to take courses that may be unrelated to their degree – they can take courses at George Williams College at that time. It will be great for our students, as they begin their baccalaureate courses early, before they even finish their associate degree. “

Visit gwc.aurora.edu/academics for more information on the BSW and RN to BSN programs.