Malcolm X College and ISU’s Mennonite College of Nursing Partner to Offer More Opportunities for Students


Representatives of Malcolm X and Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing announced a new academic partnership between the two groups that will provide more options for students to pursue their BSN by getting early acceptance into the BSN program and being dually enrolled.

The partnership between Malcolm X College and ISU’s Mennonite College of Nursing provides two more options for MXC students to pursue their BSN:

  • Dual Enrollment allows students to take MCN’s online RN to BSN classes while taking their MXC nursing courses.
  • Pathways provides pre-admission into MCN’s RN to BSN program, saving them a spot for up to two years after graduation.
Officials from both colleges sign the partnership agreement on Tuesday, October 18. Pictured from left to right: Tammy Scott-Brand, Dean, School of Nursing at Malcolm X College; David Sanders, President, Malcolm X College; Judy Neubrander, Dean, Illinois State University, Mennonite College of Nursing; Terri Goss Kinzy, President, Illinois State University

This academic partnership helps to addresses the nursing shortage by providing increased access to pursue a BSN, making way for more BSN-prepared nurses to address the country’s growing health care needs.