Regional Cancer Care Associates Partners with Thomas Edison State University
Partnership Enables Staff from One of the Largest Oncology Physician Networks
in the U.S. to Advance Their Education
TRENTON – Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA®) is partnering with Thomas Edison State University to offer educational opportunities to its 800 employees who are interested in taking courses, advancing their education or finishing a degree they may have started earlier in their career.
Under the university’s Corporate Choice® program, the partnership will give RCCA employees, who work in 32 locations in New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut, reduced tuition and access to flexible academic programs that meet the needs of their busy schedules.
“RCCA is excited to partner with Thomas Edison State University and its W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing,” said Terrill Jordan, president and CEO of RCCA. “Due to the growing demands and challenges of personalized medicine, our patients and physicians need the support of nursing and healthcare professionals who are clinically competent and understand the significance of healthcare informatics. With a rich curriculum and committed student body, Thomas Edison is also a logical place to search for professionals to add to our nursing and administrative teams.”
This is the first higher educational partnership of its kind for RCCA staff who support, one of the largest oncology physician networks in the U.S.
Under the partnership, RCCA’s staff, including its nurse employees, will have access to a broad array of certificate programs as well as undergraduate and graduate degree completion options. These options include the ability to earn college credit for previously earned certifications, licenses and professional training that RCCA employees may have accrued during their careers.
“We are elated to partner with an organization so firmly dedicated to the treatment and care of cancer patients and cancer survivors in our region,” said Janet Eickhoff associate vice president for Strategic Partnerships and Outreach, at the university. By offering flexible degree pathways to their staff, we are making educational advancement attainable for the busy, committed health professionals at RCCA.”
Visit the university’s Corporate Choice® program page to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
(seated from left to right) Mary Ellen Caro, EdD, vice president of Enrollment Management and Learner Services at Thomas Edison State University; and Terrill Jordan, president and CEO of Regional Cancer Care Associates. Back row (from left to right): Jessiah Styles, associate director, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach at Thomas Edison State University; Janet Eickhoff, associate vice president, Office of Strategic Partnerships at Thomas Edison State University; Filomela Marshall, EdD, RN, CNE, dean of the W. Cary Edwards school of Nursing at Thomas Edison State University; and Bruno S. Fang, MD, oncologist and managing partner at Regional Cancer Care Associates.
About Regional Cancer Care Associates
Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA), one of the largest oncology physician networks in the United States, is transforming oncology care by ensuring that cancer patients have access to the highest-quality, most-comprehensive, cutting edge treatments in a compassionate and community-based setting. RCCA includes more than 100 cancer care specialists and is supported by 1,000 employees at more than 30 care delivery sites, providing care to more than 24,000 new patients annually and over 240,000 existing patients. For more information visit: www.regionalcancercare.org
About Thomas Edison State University
Thomas Edison State University provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s senior public institutions of higher education, the University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Students earn degrees through a wide variety of rigorous and high-quality academic methods that can be customized to meet their individual needs. Identified by The New York Times as “the college that paved the way for flexibility,” Thomas Edison State University is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The University is home to The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University. Learn more at www.tesu.edu.
Kelly Saccomanno, Thomas Edison State University
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