Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion
Designed specifically for the returning RN, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion cohort program builds on student strengths and competence as a practicing nurse. Students enter the cohort and complete the coursework in a five-semester modular format (5 academic semesters). The curriculum responds to the most recent IOM report, Future for Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health Quality, and Safety Education for Nurses, and incorporates the principles of Magnet status. The two primary curricular threads are leadership and evidence-based practice, and all students complete a capstone project designed to assist the student and their institution to achieve overall goals and objectives.
Courses are delivered in a hybrid format on-site and on the same day and time for all five modules. Students complete some work on-site and some online to use technology and maximize efficiency for the working adult. With this format, the program will enable the student to visualize patient care from both a microsystem and professional perspective.
Graduates of a state-approved diploma or associate degree program who are actively practicing nursing or within five years of graduation will receive 45 upper division semester hours of credit in nursing. The 45 credit hours will be awarded as upper division nursing hours under state licensure examination. The BSN completion option can be completed through part-time study in partnership with various health care systems in the Metropolitan Detroit area, the University Center Macomb and at extended campus locations in Grand Rapids and Muskegon.
In order to be admitted to the MSON, registered nurse students must meet the entrance requirements for the University and have a minimum overall cumulative GPA 2.5 in previous academic work. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of graduation from a state approved diploma nursing program or associate degree program and licensure to practice in their home state as a registered nurse.