Partnership with Harrisburg University Opens Doors for FCC Nursing Graduates


Students who graduate from the Frederick Community College (FCC) nursing program can now earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) at a significantly reduced cost thanks to an agreement recently reached between the two institutions.
FCC students who complete an Associate in Science degree in nursing and/or pass the NCLEX licensing exam can enroll in the Harrisburg University RN-to-BSN program at half the cost of tuition.
“We are thrilled to partner with Frederick Community College to provide this opportunity to the college’s nursing students,” said Harrisburg University President Dr. Eric Darr. “This agreement provides a seamless transfer into HU’s nursing program and will help provide healthcare employers the trained and educated nurses they need.”
The HU RN-to-BSN program is an 18-month online program that builds on prior education and experience as a registered nurse with an associate degree or hospital diploma.
Students combine academic coursework with professional practice while completing the program. Coursework in evidence-based practice and science not only prepares students to meet every employer expectation for a BSN, but also preps nurses for a future graduate program. The practicum components include an emphasis on advocacy and provides students opportunities to gain practical experience in special interest areas.
“We are proud of our longstanding nursing program and the many strong students who graduate from it every year,” said FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster. “This new agreement with Harrisburg University gives our nursing graduates a great opportunity to continue their education and earn their bachelor’s degree at a discounted rate.”
About Frederick Community College
Located in Frederick, Maryland, FCC offers more than 85 degree and certificate programs through flexible learning formats that include day, evening, weekend, online and hybrid options. Accredited programs, comprehensive instruction, and affordable costs of attendance have made FCC the learning destination for more than 200,000 students since 1957. With teaching and learning as the primary focus, FCC prepares a diverse student body to complete their goals of workforce preparation and credentialing, transfer, career development, and personal enrichment with quality, innovative lifelong learning. For more information, visit
About Harrisburg University
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,