2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Nursing - (BSN-BSN), RN to BSN Completion

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

There are many 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. The program is for Registered Nurses who were originally prepared at the associate degree or diploma level. Students in the program graduate from various nursing programs across the United States and generally work 30 or more hours per week.

The program prepares students to make evidence-based decisions that improve the quality and safety of the individual as well as the population aggregate. Students with a diploma or associate degree in nursing and a RN license can complete Ferris’ Bachelor’s degree (BSN) on a part- or full-time basis. Designed expressly for associate degree and diploma RNs who want to further their educational growth and development.

The Nursing RN to BSN Completion program at Ferris State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • An associate degree in Nursing with a 2.50 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Registered Nursing (RN) License

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
  • Students must have previously earned an associate degree in nursing as well as their Registered Nursing (RN) license.

University Requirements - 39 to 40 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - Credit Required Met in Associate


All First-Time-In-Any-College Freshmen (FTIACs) must complete a one-credit FSUS 100  course, or its equivalent. Additional information and the definition of FTIAC for FSUS purposes can be found in the: Ferris State University Academic Affairs FSUS Policy

University General Education Requirements - 39 to 40 Credits Required


Courses in this section are required to satisfy the University General Education Requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The University General Education requirements can be found on the: Ferris State University General Education Requirements Webpage

Communication Competency - 12 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Quantitative Literacy Competency - 3 to 4 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Natural Sciences Competency - 6 Credits Required Met in Associate


Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

Culture Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one 200 level or higher course.

Self and Society Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

United States (U.S.) Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the United States (U.S.) Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Global Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the Global Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Collaboration Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Collaboration attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

Problem Solving Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Problem Solving attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

College Requirements - 81 Credits Required


College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum - 11 Credits Required


COHP 100 , COHP 101 , and COHP 102  can be met with a Registered Nurse (RN) license or associate degree in nursing.

Major Courses - 65 Credits Required


A Registered Nurse (RN) license or associate degree in nursing satisfies 40 of the 65 credits required.

Electives - 5 Credits Required


The credits required may vary depending on courses taken.

In order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 5 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum.

Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 120 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 40 credits of 300 level or higher courses must be earned.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the College Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all courses within the College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum section.
  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in ENGL 150 , ENGL 250 , and ENGL 321 , all Communication (COMM) courses, and all Nursing (NURS) courses. Two unsuccessful, less than C, attempts in any Nursing (NURS) course(s) will result in dismissal from the nursing program.

Suggested Semester Layout - Part-Time


Consult Advisor to Approve Your Customized Plan in MyDegree

Seven semesters, four-to-seven credits per semester.

First Year


Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 6

Second Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 6-7

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 6

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 6-7

Third Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 4

Suggested Semester Layout - Part-Time Accelerated


Consult Advisor to Approve Your Customized Plan in MyDegree

Five semesters, nine-to-eleven credits per semester.

First Year


Total Credits: 9

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 9-10

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 9-10

Second Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 9-10

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 10-11

Suggested Semester Layout - Full-Time


Consult Advisor to Approve Your Customized Plan in MyDegree

Three semesters, ten-to-fifteen credits per semester. This layout assumes most General Education courses are already completed.

First Year


Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 12-13

Total Credits: 10

Contact Information


Lori Jenema
(231) 591-2733
[email protected]

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