Bridging Two Degrees

Bridging Two Degrees

Spring 2021

| By: Britten, Casey

Simultaneous nursing degrees are a timely option for Cobra Vang.

Although more commonly called a concurrent program, others refer to a unique Nursing opportunity at Fox Valley Tech as “the bridge.”

Student Cobra Vang is on that bridge. A partnership between FVTC and Grand Canyon University allows Cobra to pursue an associate degree at FVTC and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Grand Canyon simultaneously.

“I’m getting hands-on training at FVTC,” Cobra says. “At Grand Canyon, classes focus on theory and patient interaction." 

Cobra will finish FVTC in spring 2022. He’ll complete his bachelor’s degree at Grand Canyon seven months later.

“Tuition is a big factor in college,” Cobra explains. “I’m grateful FVTC advisors told me about this program. I’m easily paying half what I’d pay at a four-year school.”

"The instructors at FVTC are all in. They want you to succeed.
They want to prepare you for the real world, which is to work. And be good at it."

Cobra Vang