RN to BSN Degree Requirements
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RN-to-BSN Degree Completion:
Degree Requirements

RN to BSN Completion students are required to earn a total of 124 credits.

This can be achieved through transfer credits, the submission of a professional portfolio, and course enrollment. All students must provide evidence of successful completion for the following.

  • General education requirements: 46 credits (to include 3 credits for a Religion or Finnish elective, 18 credits within the Finlandia Core, with a minimum of 6 of these credits to be completed at the 300-400 academic level)
  • Clinical Coursework: 30 credits will be awarded for ADN or Diploma nursing clinical coursework
  • Portfolio work (NUR299): 24 credits (to include proof of an active RN license to practice in State of Michigan)
  • BSN courses: 24 credits at the 300-400 academic levels

Congruent with the policies set forth by the University, students receiving the BSN degree must complete 24 of the final 30 credits at Finlandia University immediately prior to graduation (the awarding of the new degree), complete at least 30 credits at the 300-400 level, and meet the general education requirements as outlined in the University Catalog.

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 throughout the program and receive a grade of B- or above in each nursing course. All non-nursing courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" or above.