Capital Health and Thomas Edison State College
RN to BSN Collaboration
Effective January 2005
Thank you for expressing an interest in participating in the Capital Health/Thomas Edison State
College collaboration. This letter will provide the program details.
The goal of the program is to:
• Develop a career path program designed to fill anticipated vacancies for clinical
educators, nurse managers, and SON faculty.
• To increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses at the bedside.
Degree program description:
The Thomas Edison State College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is a
distance-learning program for registered nurses who want an alternative to campus-based
instruction. The program is flexible, self-paced and allows for different methods of learning and
The program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and by the National League for
Nurses Accrediting Commission.
• Registered professional nurses who are employed at Capital Health and are currently in a
budgeted position that is a minimum of 20 hours per week.
• Recent graduates of Capital Health School of Nursing are eligible if they have entered
employment at Capital Health upon graduation.
• Employee has demonstrated good performance as reflected in performance reviews, with
no counseling in the past 12 months.
• There is sufficient evidence that the employee embodies the values of Capital Health and
demonstrates Capital Health’s Standards of Behavior.
Educational Assistance Qualification:
Thomas Edison State College Program will be covered under the current Capital Health
Educational Assistance Policy. To remove barriers from participating in this endeavor, Capital
Health will pre-pay eligible costs tuition at the beginning of the course as opposed to the end.
The amount of pre-paid tuition will be in accordance with the schedule of reimbursement as
guidelines provided in HR Polic