The nursing programs at Ferris State University provide career mobility options for students who aspire to an initial career in nursing as well as for nurses who are seeking advanced degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For those who are entering the nursing profession, we offer a pre-licensure BSN program. This innovative curriculum offers a five semester professional sequence track for traditional nursing students. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Ferris are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
For Registered Nurses who were originally prepared at the associate degree or diploma level, the RN to BSN or RN to MSN completion programs continue to provide a consumer friendly upper division program that is offered fully online.
The MSN program in nursing is a 100% online program designed to provide a learner centered curriculum that prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of specialty roles. The MSN program offers three concentrations in areas of high demand for specialty leadership roles: nursing administration, nursing informatics and nursing education.
Our Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a post-Master's Leadership degree. The DNP launched fall 2017 and is mostly online with one intensive a year. You may finish the DNP degree within two calendar years. Please view the specific program you are interested in on the menu to the left.
Susan Owens, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Chair, School of Nursing
School of Nursing
College of Health Professions
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307