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Three Rivers College and Central Methodist University recently signed an Articulation Agreement that outlines a seamless transfer for Three Rivers College’s associate degree in nursing to Central Methodist University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The Articulation Agreement was signed by Three Rivers College President, Dr. Wesley Payne, and Central Methodist University Provost, Dr. Rita Gulstad, on Oct. 27, 2023, in the Three Rivers College board room.

“This gives Three Rivers an additional pathway for our students to seek higher education without the loss of any credit, and at a reasonable price,” Payne said.

Added Gulstad, “There will be no loss of credits and it will be just like two-plus-two. The students will be able to work while they’re working on their bachelor’s degree, earn a living, and go straight into the workforce.”

The purpose of the nursing program at Three Rivers is to prepare students to achieve an Associate of Applied Science degree, to apply for licensure by examination as a registered nurse, and to use the nursing process in providing safe and effective nursing care for clients in structured primary or secondary care settings.

Both general education and nursing education courses are included in the program of study; clinical laboratory experiences are planned in local healthcare facilities under the direct guidance of the Nursing faculty. Students enrolled in the nursing program have the same privileges and responsibilities accorded all students at Three Rivers.

The Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at CMU prepares qualified students to provide a higher level of nursing care that benefits communities, families, and individuals of all ages. This online program is designed for students who have already acquired an RN license, and builds an advanced skill set that sets them up for professional success.

For more information on the Three Rivers associate degree in nursing, visit

For more information concerning the RN to BSN or other bachelor’s degree options, contact Karen Lovette at 573-840-9010 or

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