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RN to Bachelor of Science (BSN) Completion Program

Why Choose the RN to BSN Completion Degree?

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 prepare 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.

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Career Opportunities

The Ferris BSN degree 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 as they apply to a wide range of patient populations and health care delivery settings.

You will acquire the skills and the self-assurance that will qualify you for diverse career opportunities when you graduate. You will 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 ADN or diploma nurses with the additional opportunities to assume leadership roles in community and health care institutions. The BSN degree also provides the foundation for graduate nursing programs. Advanced practice nurses with education beyond the BSN can earn salaries up to $115,000 per year, depending on the specialty and location of employment.

More Information

Lori Jenema, On-line RN to BSN Advisor
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-591-2733
[email protected]

 

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

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Updated April 2021