Now completely online, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Degree for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN program) was designed for licensed RNs to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Students admitted to the RN-BSN program must have graduated from an accredited program of nursing - either a two-year associate degree nursing program or a diploma degree hospital-based program.
The program is respectful of the dignity and worth of all people. SHU nurses are prepared to provide high-quality nursing care in ever-changing health care systems. Based upon a liberal arts foundation, the faculty and students collaborate in a dynamic teaching and learning environment that embraces caring, diversity and creativity.
Siena Nursing is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and by the Higher Learning Commission for the North Central Association.
The baccalaureate at Siena Heights University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
Registered Nurses who want to apply to the SHU RN-to-BSN degree completion program:
1. You must hold an unencumbered license to practice nursing in Michigan or Ohio.
2. Thirty (30) credit hours of coursework is required to complete the BSN:
• 6 courses in nursing coursework – 24 hours of nursing (each course is 4 credit hours)
• 1 course in Religious Studies or Philosophy (3 credit hours)
• 1 course in Liberal Arts Studies – a senior seminar course (3 credit hours)
3. Nursing courses are across three semesters. Each semester one course is completely online, and one course is in a traditional classroom. The other six hours are either online or traditional classroom but must be Siena Heights courses.
4. Other required courses: You may or may not have completed these courses in your ADN program:
• English Composition – 6 hours (two 3-hour courses )
• Math Competency – we recommend Statistics to prepare you for graduate nursing education
5. You can complete your BSN in three semesters and a summer or across four traditional semesters.
6. Siena Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Any other questions, please contact the Nursing Division at 517-264-7131.
About Siena Nursing
As a Catholic institution in that Dominican tradition, we believe in the dignity and worth of every human being. That philosophy is embedded into every aspect of SHU’s Nursing Program. When designing our RN to BSN degree program, we listened to what working nurses told us they needed. That means the courses are practical and relevant to today’s health care professional. Students can tie their personal professional experience into the coursework. Classes such as Ethical, Cultural and Spiritual Nursing Practice and Leadership and Heath Care Organizations have a strong thread of ethics, leadership and knowledge of health care systems woven into them.
About the RN–BSN program
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN program) was designed for licensed RNs to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Students admitted to the RN-BSN program must have graduated from a Siena Heights Nursing approved program — either a two-year associate degree nursing program or a diploma degree hospital-based program.