Welcome to the RN to BSN completion program webpage. Our program is designed for Registered Nurses who were originally prepared at the associate degree or diploma level. Students in our program graduate from various nursing programs across the United States with the majority of students in Michigan and generally work 30 or more hours per week.
Our program is student-oriented, using a learner-centered approach. This approach makes our coursework relevant to your current work environment. We begin the program with a course on skills acquisition. In this course, you will make your own unique plan to complete the program and be introduced to the skills needed for success in upper level courses. Subsequent courses prepare you to make evidence-based decisions that improve the quality and safety of individual and aggregates, as well as developing you for the role of a nurse leader. Additionally, for your final practicum, you have the opportunity to design a project-based experience in your place of employment (NURS 495).
Options to complete the program to earn your BSN include:
The following admission criteria are established for RN to BSN completion students:
Course repetition is reduced and college credit is granted for basic nursing education without proficiency testing. (Proficiency testing is permitted for some advanced courses).
Many students want to know what classes transfer to Ferris from the community colleges. Most classes will transfer; the real question is what classes will meet requirements toward the BSN. The Transfer Services Office website is a valuable tool for navigating through transfer credits. There are two key requirements to keep in mind as you make choices for classes.
Deadlines for Application and Material Submission
Please explore the additional information on the RN to BSN program website. We look forward to helping you reach your educational goals. If you have additional questions, please contact the RN to BSN program advisor (Lori Kelsey) by email LoriKelsey@ferris.edu.
Lisa Singleterry, PhD, RN, CNE
RN to BSN Program Coordinator
Academic Year 2013-2015