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Online RN to BSN, RN to MSN, and ADN to MSN Programs Available for Michigan Residents

Spring Arbor University master’s and bachelor’s online nursing programs offer Michigan residents the advanced clinical, analytical and professional development skills necessary to move forward in your career, while continuing to practice nursing and stay involved in family activities.

About SAU Online

Spring Arbor University enables Michigan residents to broaden your professional network as you acquire wisdom and enrich your faith. As a student of our master’s or bachelor’s nursing degree programs, you will learn to implement knowledge to solve real-world challenges. Spring Arbor University Online assigns each student your own Student Success Coach to assist you with career goals, personal and professional development, work-life balance and more.

The Nursing Field in Michigan

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing field is poised to grow nationally by 15% by 2026 due to the growing rates of chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes, increased demand from the baby-boomer population, and more emphasis on preventive care. In Michigan the 93,670 positions for nurses are projected to grow by 12.4% to 105,290 positions by 2024 *.

*http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm

Michigan Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

  • You will learn the advanced skills in management, communication, population care and technology
  • You will delve into what it means to be a Christian caregiver involved in restoring nursing to its core values
  • You will be prepared to meet both the spiritual and physical needs of your patients

Our Online RN-BSN Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and be in good standing with the institution
  • Associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure
  • An An official transcript from all previous institutions attended with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all prior college work
  • Completion of at least 58 transferable semester hours
  • A writing sample
  • An unrestricted, unencumbered, current nursing license from the state of employment; license must be kept current throughout the program
  • Completed application

Practicum/Clinical Requirements

At least one year experience working as a registered nurse preferred

Provide evidence of current professional malpractice insurance; minimum $1/3 million prior to Senior Nursing Project

Compliance with all institutional requirements prior to Senior Nursing Project

CPR/BLS certification as required, proof of TB testing, any required immunizations, HIPAA training, and any additional requirements

An internship is required for this program. Convicted felons may be limited to the type of location or client population in which their internships may be conducted*

* The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) institutes regulations in order for hospitals, home health agencies, clinics and so forth to gain or maintain accreditation status. One of these regulations requires that “all persons who are involved in patient care activities – i.e., employees, volunteers and students – must have criminal background checks as well as other health care related checks.” Criminal background checks must be initiated by the student and completed prior to beginning any clinically related practicums. See general graduate catalog policy.

What Does the Job Market Look Like for Michigan RNs with BSN Degrees?

RNs with BSNs in Michigan can expect to find the following positions at a $67,450 median salary when searching for employment:

  • Critical Care Nurses
  • Emergency Department Registered Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Oncology Registered Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse

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Michigan Online Master of Science Degrees

Designed for nurses with BSN degrees:

MSN/Education

MSN/MBA

MSN/NP (Family Nurse Practitioner & Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care)

Michigan ADN-MSN Online Degrees

This online MSN program allows you to earn your degree in less time and at lower cost than if you were to pursue your Bachelor’s first

RN-MSN/Education

RN-MSN/MBA

RN-MSN/NP (Family Nurse Practitioner & Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care)

Our Online RN-MSN Admissions Requirements

  • BSN degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • A 3.0 GPA calculated from the most recent 60 academic credits
  • An unrestricted, unencumbered, current nursing license from the state of employment; license must be kept current throughout the program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A two-page goal statement that explains your rationale for pursuing a graduate nursing degree
  • Completed application

Practicum/Clinical Requirements

  • At least one year experience working as a registered nurse preferred
  • Provide evidence of current professional malpractice insurance; minimum $1/3 million prior to Senior Nursing Project
  • Compliance with all institutional requirements prior to Senior Nursing Project
  • CPR/BLS certification as required, proof of TB testing, any required immunizations, HIPAA training, and any additional requirements
  • An internship is required for this program. Convicted felons may be limited to the type of location or client population in which their internships may be conducted*.

* The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) institutes regulations in order for hospitals, home health agencies, clinics and so forth to gain or maintain accreditation status. One of these regulations requires that “all persons who are involved in patient care activities – i.e., employees, volunteers and students – must have criminal background checks as well as other health care related checks.” Criminal background checks must be initiated by the student and completed prior to beginning any clinically related practicums. See general graduate catalog policy.

What Does the Job Market Look Like for Michigan RNs with MSN Degrees?

RNs with MSNs in Michigan can expect to find the following positions when searching for employment:

  • Nurse Practitioners – $97,210
  • Nurse educators and clinical leaders – $94,820

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About SAU Online

Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a premier private Christian university that offers engaging online programs designed to meet the unique needs of busy, working adults. While we’re not the only university to offer online degree programs, our distinction lies in our total commitment to providing educational excellence within a Christ-honoring and supportive online community.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University are accredited by
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