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Program Overview

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Career Outlook

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.



  • ANTR 350Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals3 Credits
  • BS 161Cell and Molecular Biology3 Credits
  • CEM 141 General Chemistry 4 Credits
  • CEM 143Survey of Organic Chemistry4 Credits
  • HDFS 225Lifespan Human Development in the Family3 Credits
  • HNF 150Introduction to Human Nutrition3 Credits
  • ISS 315Global Diversity and Interdependence 4 Credits
  • MMG 201Fundamentals of Microbiology3 Credits
  • MMG 302Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology1 Credit
  • MTH 103College Algebra3 Credits
  • NUR 205Introduction to Professional Nursing4 Credits
  • NUR 300Pathophysiology4 Credits
  • NUR 301 Clinical Pathophysiology3 Credits
  • NUR 323Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I5 Credits
  • NUR 325 Transitions to BSN Practice2 Credits
  • NUR 333 Health Promotion4 Credits
  • NUR 336 Health Promotion for the BSN4 Credits
  • NUR 337Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients II6 Credits
  • NUR 340Foundations of Nursing Practice4 Credits
  • NUR 342Research Ethics and Evidence-Based Practice I3 Credits
  • NUR 355 Integrative Seminar I2 Credits
  • NUR 371Behavioral Health Nursing4 Credits
  • NUR 434Nursing Care of Acute and Critically Ill Patients4 Credits
  • NUR 438Nursing Care of Children and Their Families3 Credits
  • NUR 439Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family3 Credits
  • NUR 442Research, Ethics, and Evidence-Based Practice II3 Credits
  • NUR 455Integrative Seminar II2 Credits
  • NUR 460Leadership in Clinical Practice5 Credits
  • NUR 465Leadership Immersion4 Credits
  • NUR 470Community and Population Health Nursing4 Credits
  • NUR 471Public Health Nursing3 Credits
  • NUR 485Integrative Seminar III2 Credits
  • PHM 350Introductory Human Pharmacology3 Credits
  • PSY 101Introductory Psychology4 Credits
  • STT 200Statistical Methods3 Credits


  • PSL 250Introductory Physiology4 Credits
  • PSL 310Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals4 Credits

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. An associate degree

    It is recommended that students apply during the first semester they are enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program.

  2. Completed coursework

    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

  3. A license/certificate required

    Possess an active, unrestricted R.N. license to practice without probationary status prior to MSU clinical course work.

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  1. 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. 

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Key Dates

Fall 2021

Application Deadline

May 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Application Deadline

December 1, 2020

Tuition & Fees

In State Tuition

  • $20,709
  • Total


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