RN to BSN Community College Partnership Program
Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MSU
Associate Degree in Nursing students who have enrolled in clinical nursing courses in the nursing major are eligible to apply for transfer admission to Michigan State University into the RN to BSN program.
Community College Partners include:
- Lansing Community College
- Macomb Community College
- Muskegon Community College
- Oakland Community College
- St. Clair County Community College
Part-time option is delivered in a web-based format. Clinical practice in community health and leadership are guided by nursing faculty and supported by experienced preceptors at sites convenient to students in the last two semesters of their BSN program.
Students admitted to MSU and admitted to the RN to BSN program enroll in two summer sessions (one course each summer between their ADN coursework) at MSU while simultaneously completing their Associate Degree in Nursing program.
Students are encouraged to utilize transfer.msu.edu to determine course equivalencies for transferable courses. Course equivalencies to the prerequisite may be accepted from other universities and will be reviewed to see if they will be accepted.
Thirty credits will be granted for successful completion of the National Council Licensing Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). These credits are granted in recognition of the nursing coursework that was completed in your Associate Degree in Nursing program.
- Have enrollment to the LCC, Macomb, Muskegon, Oakland SC4 Associates Degree in Nursing Program
- Have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher upon completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing.
- Earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in each science prerequisite course or its equivalent.
- Complete university requirements for transfer admission: One year of English Composition and a math course equivalent to MSU’s Intermediate Algebra (MTH 1825) course or higher; College Algebra (MTH 103) is preferred.
- Possess an active, unrestricted RN license to practice without probationary status prior to MSU clinical course work.
Once accepted into the RN to BSN Community College Partnership Program, you must meet these academic conditions to guarantee continued admission to the MSU College of Nursing RN to BSN as a junior:
- Complete the pre-requisite university nursing curriculum prior to continuing with RN to BSN program.
- Submit an updated transcript from your Associate Degree of Nursing institution with conferred degree to the Office of Admissions.
- Submit proof of an RN license after completion of NCLEX-RN, licensure examination.
- Successful completion of prerequisite courses for the BSN and other program requirements, including but not limited to background check and drug screen.
Acceptance is determined by the applicant’s previous academic record. Admission to the program is competitive; the most qualified candidates are selected from the pool of candidates meeting the minimum criteria.