Welcome Kennedy Health System Employees!


Helene Loeb

Helene Loeb, BSHS
"Thomas Edison really prepared me to become a leader and interact as well as instruct and support the nurses that are out on the unit..."
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Dorothy Withers

Dorothy Withers, BSN
"When I finished my BSN, I felt like I had achieved another level of understanding..."
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Gary Fassler

Gary Fassler, BSN
"I graduated from nursing school when I was 50, so it's never too late to change and to advance..."
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Leslie Beck

Leslie Beck, BSN
"I chose the College because it afforded me that wonderful flexibility...The College made it a realistic goal..."
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Daniel Burfeind

Daniel Burfeind, BSN
"Thomas Edison, first of all, is an excellent nursing program. The professors and all the mentors are..."
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Theresa Covello

Theresa Covello, BSN
"I have four children and now two grandchildren and I worked, so my life was always..."
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Sudesh Chhibbar, BSN
"Online courses are very helpful for busy nurses because we don't have to leave our home."
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Why Thomas Edison State College?

Welcome Kennedy Health System Nurses.

Kennedy Health System has partnered with the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College to offer the opportunity for its registered nurse employees to advance their education through degree or certificate completion.

We understand that most nurses cannot put their lives on hold in order to sit in a classroom at a specific time and place. At the same time, you are aware of the positive impact that an advanced degree has on your career.

You can do this.

Your schedule is demanding.

Our schedule works around you. We offer programs designed for experienced RNs who want an alternative to campus-based education.

You need convenience.
At Thomas Edison State College, you can earn your degree or certificate whenever and wherever you want such as in the comfort of your home or the local library. You can enroll any day of the year. Courses begin quarterly in July, October, January and April. General education courses begin monthly.

You need flexibility.
The College offers flexible course delivery options that best fit your learning style. In addition to taking classes online or through Guided Study, nurses may complete requirements by taking and passing standardized examinations or using Web-based assessments designed to help them master a course. Credit may also be earned for college-level learning acquired outside the classroom or by taking advantage of our liberal transfer policy on credits earned from other regionally accredited colleges or universities.

You deserve an affordable education.
As a nurse, you have already received a valuable education. Thomas Edison State College honors that education by awarding up to 80 credits in transfer from a community college program and up to 60 credits for an RN diploma program. Additional credits earned at a college or university or through other recognized college-level programs may also apply.

This is for you.


“When I received my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Thomas Edison State College, many opportunities opened up. I have been a nurse for more than 23 years, and find that MSN-prepared nurses are valued and in demand. Not only do I feel prepared to present and teach; I also feel that I am a role model for my profession. The nursing experience I received at clinical bedside gave me a vital foundation; my MSN will help me to be a leader.”

- Donna Cybulski, RN, MSN '10
Clinical Care Educator
Kennedy Health System