Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Friday, August 10, 2007
MDC Partners with Robert Ross International University to Address Nursing Shortage
I am pleased to announce that Miami Dade College and the Robert Ross International University of Nursing (IUON) in St. Kitts and Nevis have signed an articulation agreement aimed at training more nurses.
The agreement will allow for 20 nursing students from IUON to attend school in the Leeward Islands during their first year of study, and then transfer to MDC's nursing program at the Medical Center Campus for their second year of training. After successful completion of the program, students will receive Associate in Science degrees from both MDC and IUON.
Miami Dade College has consistently done its part to meet the growing demands of the nursing field. For many years, the College has been a national leader in producing the most associate degrees in nursing, and is taking additional steps by launching a Bachelor of Science in nursing in the spring of 2008.
I would like to thank Warren Ross, president of IUON, and his father, Dr. Robert Ross, IUON founder, for opening the doors to this partnership with MDC. I am confident that our combined efforts will greatly expand opportunities for international students interested in the field of nursing, while making headway toward overcoming America's critical nursing shortage.
For more information, please read The Miami Herald's article on the articulation agreement.