RN to BSN Classes Begin Aug. 30

SHU Nursing Fully Accredited for Five Years




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Classes for Siena Heights University’s RN to BSN degree completion program begin Aug. 30, 2010, on the Adrian campus.


Earlier this year, Siena Heights Nursing received a five-year accreditation – the best a new program in baccalaureate or graduate nursing education can receive – from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. SHU was found in “perfect compliance” with all elements relating to accreditation. Siena Heights Nursing met all four standards, including 26 key elements, with no compliance issues.  


“We would like to thank the local community for their support, especially the local health care community,” said SHU Director of Nursing Dr. Sue Idczak. “This organization represents the highest standards required in baccalaureate and graduate nursing education.”


SHU Nursing offers both the BSN pre-licensure program and the RN to BSN degree completion program. Siena Heights was approved in 2008 to educate licensed registered nurses to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, with the first class of RN to BSN students graduating in May 2010.


When designing the RN to BSN degree program, SHU listened to what working nurses said they needed, Dr. Idczak said. That means the courses are practical and relevant to today’s health care professional. Students can tie their personal professional experience into the 30 credit hour 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. Also, all SHU Nursing faculty hold Master of Science in Nursing degrees, and two faculty are PhD prepared.


“Anyone registered nurse interested in degree completion, please call us,” Dr. Idczak said of SHU’s RN to BSN program. “We would love for you to join us.”  


For more information concerning SHU’s RN to BSN degree completion program, please visit www.sienaheights.edu/rntobsn2010 or call 517-264-7180.

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