Nursing (RN-BSN Program)

Program details

Credits required: 60
You may receive up to 30 WMU credits for prior learning and for passing the NCLEX exam.

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Employment highlights

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) for nurses with an RN license

The RN-BSN nursing program at Western Michigan University's Bronson School of Nursing prepares thoughtful, professional nurses who possess the skills, knowledge and values necessary to deliver quality health care in the 21st century. It also prepares nurses for graduate nursing education. Many of our RN-BSN graduates have gone on to earna graduate degree such as the MSN, DNP, or PhD.

Why RN-BSN at Western Michigan University's Bronson School of Nursing

Some health care agencies already require nurses to have a BSN degree. And many others have "BSN-preferred" hiring policies. WMU's Bronson School of Nursing has developed a unique program, specifically designed for RNs, that leads to the completion of a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree.

The RN-BSN curriculum integrates knowledge from liberal arts, sciences and the discipline of nursing. The program emphasizes the further development of skills, knowledge and competencies that will prepare you to advance your professional nursing career. Become a stronger and more well-rounded nurse with a BSN degree from a university health leaders know and trust.

Additionally, WMU will award you 30 credits for prior learning and for passing the NCLEX. These count toward the 60 WMU credit hours required to earn a RN-BSN.

CCNE accredited

This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The curriculum has been specifically designed for registered nurses.

Who should apply

Registered nurses who are interested in applying can review the course requirements on the WMU Bronson School of Nursing RN-BSN website.

Employer tuition reimbursement

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement program, find out about WMU’s deferment program for employer paid tuition.