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Nursing, RN - BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online

Course Delivery

32

Total Credits

$20,709

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Details

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.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Michigan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 887-6791. Fax (202) 887-8476. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. 

The graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Council on Accreditation of Nurse, Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 655-1160. https://coacrna.org The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall, 2023.

Catherine Clarey-Sanford headshot

Dr. Catherine Clarey-Sanford

Assistant Professor and RN-BSN Program Coordinator

 

 

Course Information

 

Core

ANTR 350 - Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals (3 Credits)
BS 161 - Cell and Molecular Biology (3 Credits)
CEM 141 - General Chemistry (4 Credits)
CEM 143 - Survey of Organic Chemistry (4 Credits)
HDFS 225 - Lifespan Human Development in the Family (3 Credits)
HNF 150 - Introduction to Human Nutrition (3 Credits)
ISS 315 - Global Diversity and Interdependence (4 Credits)
MMG 201 - Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 Credits)
MMG 302 - Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology (1 Credit)
MTH 103 - College Algebra (3 Credits)
NUR 205 - Introduction to Professional Nursing (4 Credits)
NUR 300 - Pathophysiology (4 Credits)
NUR 301 - Clinical Pathophysiology (3 Credits)
NUR 323 - Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I (5 Credits)
NUR 325 - Transitions to BSN Practice (2 Credits)
NUR 333 - Health Promotion (4 Credits)
NUR 336 - Health Promotion for the BSN (4 Credits)
NUR 337 - Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients II (6 Credits)
NUR 340 - Foundations of Nursing Practice (4 Credits)
NUR 342 - Research Ethics and Evidence-Based Practice I (3 Credits)
NUR 355 - Integrative Seminar I (2 Credits)
NUR 371 - Behavioral Health Nursing (4 Credits)
NUR 434 - Nursing Care of Acute and Critically Ill Patients (4 Credits)
NUR 438 - Nursing Care of Children and Their Families (3 Credits)
NUR 439 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (3 Credits)
NUR 442 - Research, Ethics, and Evidence-Based Practice II (3 Credits)
NUR 455 - Integrative Seminar II (2 Credits)
NUR 460 - Leadership in Clinical Practice (5 Credits)
NUR 465 - Leadership Immersion (4 Credits)
NUR 470 - Community and Population Health Nursing (4 Credits)
NUR 471 Public Health Nursing (3 Credits)
NUR 485 - Integrative Seminar III (2 Credits)
PHM 350 - Introductory Human Pharmacology (3 Credits)
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology (4 Credits)
STT 200 - Statistical Methods (3 Credits)

Elective

PSL 250 - Introductory Physiology (4 Credits)
PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals (4 Credits)

 

 

Admissions 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.

Key Dates

Fall 

Application Deadline

May 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$20,709
$20,709

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Details

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.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Michigan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 887-6791. Fax (202) 887-8476. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. 

The graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Council on Accreditation of Nurse, Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 655-1160. https://coacrna.org The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall, 2023.

Catherine Clarey-Sanford headshot

Dr. Catherine Clarey-Sanford

Assistant Professor and RN-BSN Program Coordinator

 

 

Course Information

 

Core

ANTR 350 - Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals (3 Credits)
BS 161 - Cell and Molecular Biology (3 Credits)
CEM 141 - General Chemistry (4 Credits)
CEM 143 - Survey of Organic Chemistry (4 Credits)
HDFS 225 - Lifespan Human Development in the Family (3 Credits)
HNF 150 - Introduction to Human Nutrition (3 Credits)
ISS 315 - Global Diversity and Interdependence (4 Credits)
MMG 201 - Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 Credits)
MMG 302 - Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology (1 Credit)
MTH 103 - College Algebra (3 Credits)
NUR 205 - Introduction to Professional Nursing (4 Credits)
NUR 300 - Pathophysiology (4 Credits)
NUR 301 - Clinical Pathophysiology (3 Credits)
NUR 323 - Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I (5 Credits)
NUR 325 - Transitions to BSN Practice (2 Credits)
NUR 333 - Health Promotion (4 Credits)
NUR 336 - Health Promotion for the BSN (4 Credits)
NUR 337 - Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients II (6 Credits)
NUR 340 - Foundations of Nursing Practice (4 Credits)
NUR 342 - Research Ethics and Evidence-Based Practice I (3 Credits)
NUR 355 - Integrative Seminar I (2 Credits)
NUR 371 - Behavioral Health Nursing (4 Credits)
NUR 434 - Nursing Care of Acute and Critically Ill Patients (4 Credits)
NUR 438 - Nursing Care of Children and Their Families (3 Credits)
NUR 439 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (3 Credits)
NUR 442 - Research, Ethics, and Evidence-Based Practice II (3 Credits)
NUR 455 - Integrative Seminar II (2 Credits)
NUR 460 - Leadership in Clinical Practice (5 Credits)
NUR 465 - Leadership Immersion (4 Credits)
NUR 470 - Community and Population Health Nursing (4 Credits)
NUR 471 Public Health Nursing (3 Credits)
NUR 485 - Integrative Seminar III (2 Credits)
PHM 350 - Introductory Human Pharmacology (3 Credits)
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology (4 Credits)
STT 200 - Statistical Methods (3 Credits)

Elective

PSL 250 - Introductory Physiology (4 Credits)
PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals (4 Credits)

 

 

Admissions 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.

Key Dates

Fall 

Application Deadline

May 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$20,709
$20,709

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

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MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

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MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.