Nightingale College’s Area Development Manager, Partnerships contacts local health care facilities and introduces the College’s innovative education model and the DDC (Dedicated Distance Cohort) Partnership Program.
DDC Partnership Process
The 8-step process to starting a DDC in your community.
Once interest is established, the DDC Consortium and Affiliation Agreements are delivered to the prospective DDC Partner for review and approval.
Upon return of the signed contracts, faculty conducts a final partnership survey to ensure the designated facility is equipped to deliver the required experiential learning components.
A local experiential learning site, the hub, is outfitted by Nightingale College with all needed equipment to successful teach the learner cohort.
Nightingale College selects, hires, and trains local MSN-prepared faculty.
Nightingale College coordinates with all local experiential learning sites to determine learner schedules for the upcoming semesters.
Nightingale College’s in-house marketing team begins marketing the approved nursing programs among DDC Partners, staff, and community.
After established as a Nightingale College DDC Partner and introduced into the Nightingale Network, a designated Regional Manager, Partnerships will be assigned to manage the DDC area and will work alongside DDC Partners to answer questions, provide support, and locate new DDC Partners to join in the Nightingale Network.
Our Gold-Level Partners are facilities throughout our DDC areas that house the cohort hub.
Our Silver-Level Partners are facilities within a DDC area that provide experiential learning (EL) opportunities for our learners.
Our Bronze-Level Partners are both health care and non-health care facilities that are interested in collaborating, investing, and elevating the local RN population, and do not provide experiential learning (EL) opportunities to our learners.