Nursing students to benefit from Eastern Michigan University articulation agreement with Henry Ford College

Agreement facilitates transfer of nursing students from HFC to Eastern

group photo of representatives from Henry Ford College and EMU, with each respective schools' flag in the background
From left: Michael Nealon, Henry Ford College vice president of academic affairs, Susan Shunkwiler, dean of the HFC School of Health and Human Services; Michael Williams, director, EMU School of Nursing; Rhonda Longworth, EMU provost and executive vice president of academic and student affairs; Debra Szymanski, associate dean, School of Health and Human Services; Colleen Kibin, EMU director of community college relations.

YPSILANTI – Students who have earned an associate nursing degree at Henry Ford College can transfer their credits to Eastern Michigan University under an agreement announced Wednesday, Oct. 31, at HFC in Dearborn.   

The joint effort between Eastern’s College of Health and Human Services’ School of Nursing and HFC’s School of Health and Human Services is effective from Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2021.

"Eastern Michigan University is pleased to be the leader among Michigan universities in the number of transfer agreements we have with community colleges,” EMU President James Smith said. “We are thrilled to partner with Henry Ford College's nursing program and bring opportunities to nursing students for a smooth transition to receive a full degree.

“This program, similar to all of our community college agreements, provides students with the cost advantages of earning credits at Henry Ford College for their first two years before transferring and completing their degree at Eastern."

Eastern Michigan currently has 149 agreements with 24 schools, including 10 reverse transfer agreements, which is when if a student has enough credits, he/she can retroactively transfer them back to a community college and get an associate degree while working towards the undergraduate degree.The University has agreements with schools in Michigan, Ohio, Iowa and Missouri.

 “We’re very excited about this agreement between HFC and EMU,” said HFC President Russell Kavalhuna. “It’s a logical progression to have students wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing to transfer to EMU. This articulation agreement will make transferring from HFC to EMU seamless. I’m proud of the efforts made by everyone at both schools to make this happen.”

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 19,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

About Henry Ford College                                                                                                                                    

Henry Ford College (HFC) in Dearborn, is a comprehensive, accredited public college serving 21,000 students. HFC has been successfully preparing students for a rapidly changing world since 1938, and today offers more than 120 high-quality associate degree, career, and university transfer programs. Visit the college website for more details. For further information about the HFC Nursing Program, call 313-845-6305

October 31, 2018

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom