Why Choose the RN to BSN Completion Degree?
There are many career opportunities for nurses with experience and a BSN degree. Traditionally a field that provided a constant number of nursing career opportunities, health care is now growing at an unprecedented rate. Driven by technological developments, rapid advancements in disease prevention and health promotion, increased public awareness of health concerns, and a booming, aging population, this field offers you a wide variety of job openings, ranging from traditional patient care to health care administration.
Students with an Associate’s degree and RN licensure can complete Ferris’ Bachelor’s degree (BSN) on a part-time basis on campus or at selected sites across the state, or full-time on campus. The BSN program builds upon your prior learning and reduces unnecessary repetition to minimize your investment of time and money. Designed expressly for associate degree and diploma RNs who want to further their educational growth and development, classes are scheduled for evening and weekends or held online (or a mixture of classroom and online time) – all to accommodate the busy lives of working adults.
The Ferris State University Bachelor of Science program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
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The Ferris BSN equips you with the theory-based knowledge and skills to work in many of the new and expanding fields of nursing. It increases your understanding of illness prevention, health promotion and maintenance, counseling and education and rehabilitative services.
You will acquire the skills and the self-assurance that will qualify you for diverse career opportunities when you graduate. You’ll be prepared to lead health care teams, coordinate and plan nursing care for a variety of clients, collaborate with other health professionals, and make confident, independent decisions.
Nurses with BSN degrees typically earn higher salaries than bedside nurses when they assume roles in management and community health settings. Advanced practice nurses (with education beyond the BSN) can earn salaries ranging from $55,000 to $90,000 per year, depending on the specialty and location of employment.
To be eligible for the BSN completion program you must have a Michigan registered nurse license, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the basic nursing program (ADN or Diploma), and in each of the biological and physical sciences. A completed application, copy of the RN license and official transcripts from other institutions are all that is required for the application process.
Graduation requires a minimum of 2.0 GPA. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in major and core courses and meet all the general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.
Susan Fogarty, Program Coordinator
College of Allied Health Sciences
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) publishes a variety of nursing and nursing education materials, including a list of nursing programs and information on student financial aid. For a complete list of NLN publications, write for a career information brochure. Send your request to:
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
61 Broadway – 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
FAX: (800) 669-1656, ext. 153