Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science: Nursing

The Andrews University Department of Nursing offers two undergraduate programs, which are listed below.

  1. Students just beginning their college education will enroll in the BSN (Pre-Licensure) program.

  2. Students already holding an associate's degree and/or are already an RN will enroll in the RN-BSN Online program for RNs.

The BSN (Pre-Licensure) program prepares students for a career in professional nursing; it is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing, and has full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The programs focus on the provision of care and the promotion of health for individuals and families through classroom and laboratory experiences in a variety of settings.

You will gain strong and varied clinical experience through hospital and community agencies connecting you with clients of diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups.

Certain GPA requirements, training and medical requirements must be met for progression in both programs.

BSN (Pre-Licensure)

The baccalaureate  program provides a complete spectrum of professional study, as well as a general education in the arts, humanities and sciences. The program can be completed in eight semesters of full-time study, with 65 nursing credits needed for completion.

Through coursework and hands-on experience students are given the background needed to pass the NCLEX licensure examination. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue graduate studies. Click here to learn more...

RN-BSN Online Program for Registered Nurses

The baccalaureate online completion program is for RNs already holding an associate's degree. It takes two years of full-time study to be awarded the BS in Nursing.

The program consists of 32 credits of upper division nursing. The BS student is expected to identify health needs, assess health status, plan and implement suitable nursing interventions, utilize previously mastered concepts and skills to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, and readjust plans as needed.

Having established career goals and having refined their clinical competency, RNs can seek further education, which will strengthen their professional image, challenge their scholastic abilities, and prepare them for graduate school, if desired. Click here to learn more...

Undergraduate Practicum

A 1-credit practicum meets for 60 clock hours, a 2-credit practicum course meets for 120 clock hours. Practicum hours are indicated in the bulletin description of the course (i.e., see NRSG216).