MARQUETTE — Nursing and healthcare education website NursingProcess.org released a list of the top 10 accredited RN to BSN programs in the state of Michigan. Northern Michigan University’s online RN to BSN program was ranked at number one.
The program is designed for nurses who are already licensed and who have an associate’s degree. Nurses who complete the program earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing, which is required by many workplaces.
The RN to BSN program has collaborated with NMU’s School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service to better prepare students for the work they’ll be doing once they receive their diplomas.
“I think what makes us unique, and one of the things that was noted in that ranking, is the fact that we have collaborated with the School of Education, Public Service, and Leadership to offer students not only the bachelor’s degree in nursing, but also either a certificate or a minor in applied workplace leadership,” said Katie Menard, coordinator for the RN to BSN program. “Students are able to use the work that they’re doing for their coursework and immediately apply it to projects within their workplace. So it’s been pretty valuable also to the places where these nurses are working.”
Menard says that another part of what makes NMU’s RN to BSN program so special is the passionate staff. One way faculty members ensure students are getting the best education possible is the individualized attention they are able to give to each student, which is not always the case for online programs at universities.
Menard and other faculty members within the RN to BSN program are honored to have received this first place ranking in the state. To see the full list of universities, click here.