The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C.C.N.E.). This program is designed to provide a broad professional preparation based on nursing science and is grounded in biological, physical and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities.
Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Muskegon Community College, Oakland Community College, and St. Clair County Community College Associate Degree in Nursing students who have enrolled in clinical nursing courses in the nursing major at their respective college are eligible to apply for transfer admission to Michigan State University into the R.N. to B.S.N. program.
The program is designed to prepare the student for nursing practice with individuals, families, and populations in a variety of health states and health settings.
Students admitted to MSU and admitted to the R.N. to B.S.N. program may enroll in two summer sessions (one course each summer session) at MSU while simultaneously enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program. Upon graduation from the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Muskegon Community College, Oakland Community College, and St. Clair County Community College and successful completion of prerequisite courses for the B.S.N. and other program requirements, including but not limited to background check, drug screen, and fingerprinting, students will continue enrollment in the MSU R.N. to B.S.N. program.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing helps prepares nurses to or the expanding professional roles associated with an evolving health care environment which is increasing complex. The BSN also provides a latter to those RNs who wish to pursue any number of Advanced Practice roles, which require nurses to obtain an MSN or DNP.
Admissions and Requirements
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
An associate degree
It is recommended that students apply during the first semester they are enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program.
Earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in each science prerequisite course or its equivalent. Complete the university’s Tier I writing requirement. Complete the university’s mathematics requirement referenced in item
A license/certificate required
Possess an active, unrestricted R.N. license to practice without probationary status prior to MSU clinical course work.
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
Complete a university undergraduate transfer application (program code: 4015) Complete and submit the College of Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. supplemental application. Have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher upon admission and at time of completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing.
The College of Nursing admits twice per year for the Traditional BSN program.
May 1, 2020
December 1, 2020
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