RN to BSN Program

students in labNorthern Michigan University provides an excellent framework for registered nurses with diploma or associate degrees to plan a program of study which leads to the bachelor's in nursing (BSN) degree. The RN to BSN program was created specifically for the registered nurse whose career goals will be enhanced through professional study. The program is designed to facilitate either part-time or full-time study. The RN adviser works closely with students to develop a program plan to meet degree requirements and to fit into each student's life.

As contemporary nursing practice has become increasingly complex, challenging the nurse's knowledge, technical competence and interpersonal skills, employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor of science in nursing. In addition to advanced training in the technology and skills required for the BSN, the program prepares students for leadership roles through a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Graduates of the program report that their experience with the NMU nursing program helped them to become better thinkers and communicators. They found greater job satisfaction through sharing these skills with patients and colleagues

Part-time work as an RN is available within walking distance of Northern Michigan University at a regional medical center. Several other local health care agencies also employ students. Flexible scheduling and tuition reimbursement are available at some health care agencies.

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The time required for program completion is dependent upon the number of transfer credits accepted and the number of credits carried each semester. (A minimum of 12 credits is considered a full credit load.) The BSN degree requires 121-122 semester credits of which 64 academic credits may be transferred from community colleges. This limit does not apply to courses taken at a four-year college or university. There are no time limits on accepting previous college credits.


Application and Information Packet

RN-BSN Application (contact 906-227-2833 for application instructions)
RN-BSN Information Packet (currently being revised)
BSN Undergraduate Handbook updated May 2017

For More Information

RN to BSN Program Coordinator
School of Nursing
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

Julie Dobson (dobson@nmu.edu) 906-227-1667