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Kirtland, SVSU Partner to Bring BSN Program to Northern Michigan

A partnership between Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) will bring advanced career opportunities for nurses in northern Michigan.  SVSU announced this month they will offer the RN-BSN nursing degree as a hybrid program through Kirtland beginning Fall 2013.

Through SVSU’s RN-BSN program, nurses will be able to pursue a BSN degree in courses offered one day a week, either on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus or in a hybrid format.  “SVSU’s RN to BSN program brings increased access to advanced learning and career opportunities for nurses living and practicing throughout northern Michigan,” says Julie Lavender, Dean of Instruction at Kirtland.  “Nursing education will undergo mandated program changes over the next few years.  The RN to BSN program is a valuable resource and gives nursing professionals access to the education they need to continue to grow and succeed in their chosen field.”

Program Highlights include:

  • Part-time or full-time study
  • RNs have 32 SVSU credits recorded for their basic nursing preparation and experiences.
  • Flexible schedule is available and nursing courses can be completed in four semesters.
  • Clinical experiences in practicum courses are individualized and build on previous learning and experience.
  • Progression toward MSN program
  • Nursing courses are offered 1 day a week on campus or in hybrid format (at Kirtland Community College) utilizing technology, VSpace computer instruction and other distance learning strategies.
  • No year limit on transfer courses.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • CCNE accredited

 

Interested nursing professionals are invited to speak with Professor Andrea Frederick, SVSU’s RN to BSN Coordinator at 989-964-4145 or asfreder@svsu.edu.  A complete SVSU RN-BSN announcement is included at the conclusion of this release.

Kirtland provides open access to education and cultural opportunities to enrich the lives of the people in northern Michigan.  The faculty and staff seek to offer higher education in a student-focused environment, providing transfer and career technical programs; developmental studies; workforce development; personal enrichment and cultural opportunities.  Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of occupational, skilled trades, two-year and transfer degree programs at Kirtland’s locations near Roscommon, Kirtland-Gaylord, Kirtland-West Branch and in Tawas.  Kirtland also offers a wide range of online courses and degrees, all of which can be completed from home.

For more information on nursing programs at Kirtland, contact the Health Sciences department at 989-275-5000, ext. 281, anne.essmaker@kirtland.edu, or visit our website at http://www.kirtland.edu/academic-programs/health-sciences-degrees.


Comments

  1. Tracy Sutton says

    Can you please send me any relative info on the RN to BSN program?

    Thanks,

    Tracy Sutton