Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, Michigan 49855
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Nursing Administration - Bachelor's degree
Nursing Administration - less than 1 year award
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Northern Michigan University provides an excellent framework for registered nurses with diploma or associate degrees to plan a program of study which leads to the bachelor's in nursing (BSN) degree. The RN to BSN program was created specifically for the registered nurse whose career goals will be enhanced through professional study. The program is designed to facilitate either part-time or full-time study. The RN adviser works closely with students to develop a program plan to meet degree requirements and to fit into each student's life.
As contemporary nursing practice has become increasingly complex, challenging the nurse's knowledge, technical competence and interpersonal skills, employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor of science in nursing. In addition to advanced training in the technology and skills required for the BSN, the program prepares students for leadership roles through a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Graduates of the program report that their experience with the NMU nursing program helped them to become better thinkers and communicators. They found greater job satisfaction through sharing these skills with patients and colleagues
Part-time work as an RN is available within walking distance of Northern Michigan University at a regional medical center. Several other local health care agencies also employ students. Flexible scheduling and tuition reimbursement are available at some health care agencies.
BSN Program Details
Professional nursing is a dynamic and diverse profession with excellent career opportunities for men and women. As contemporary nursing practice has become increasingly complex, challenging the nurse's knowledge, technical competence and interpersonal skills, more employers are requiring a bachelor of science in nursing.
The knowledge and skills acquired from a baccalaureate education prepare nurses to become managers and administrators, officers in the armed forces or school nurses. Some students develop expert clinical skills in specialized areas of practice such as pediatrics, critical care or psychiatric nursing.
Individuals with a BSN degree have marketable skills that are in tremendous demand worldwide. They have the freedom to work wherever they want and in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, home health care agencies, public health agencies, schools, business corporations or the military. As the demand for professional nurses continues to grow, salaries will continue to climb.
Northern's BSN program requires 129 credits which can be completed either full-time or part-time. Courses are generally offered in fall and winter semesters with select courses in the summer. An adviser from the School of Nursing will assist you in planning an academic program to complete the required courses.
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) provides registered nurses (RN) with advanced knowledge and clinical skills to serve as primary care providers for individuals of all ages and their families. FNPs practice in a variety of rural and urban ambulatory settings such as physician offices, outpatient clinics, health maintenance organizations, community health clinics, and specialty clinics. Graduates are eligible for national certification and state specialty certification.
The MSN program consists of 45 credit hours and includes 720 supervised clinical hours. Courses are delivered using a mix of on-campus and online methods. On-campus courses are scheduled one day per week. Clinical practicum hours may be completed in the student's community with an approved preceptor.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The fast track program is designed specifically for students who have completed all of their BSN degree requirements except for the nursing core courses (those with an NE prefix in the Program Details). Students admitted to the fast track program will complete the nursing core courses in two years (inclusive of summers). The sequencing of courses for this program is included below. Please note that approval to take core nursing courses concurrently has been approved only for students admitted to the fast track program.
The fast track curriculum maintains the department's current academic standards. Admission requirements are more stringent due to the high intensity of the program. Students are able to maintain financial aid throughout the curriculum as the credit allocation is 12 or more credit hours each semester.