Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Congratulations! You've take the first step to become a nurse. Here's why you should earn your bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) at Finlandia:
Everyday, a nurse touches a life.
It's no secret that health care workers are in great demand. A professional nursing career offers rewarding, well-compensated employment in many settings.
Nurses with a BSN are in demand.
Today's complex health care environment demands well-prepared nurses. Even for entry-level nursing positions, a BSN is quickly becoming necessary.
The job outlook for nurses is excellent.
Nursing is the nation's largest health care profession, with more than 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide.1 And through 2018, opportunities for RNs are expected to grow by more than 580,000 positions.2
Finlandia's BSN program is different.
A well-rounded curriculum. Finlandia's BSN course work combines the theory and practice of nursing with learning in the humanities, social sciences, and biological and natural sciences. Finlandia BSN graduates are eligible to apply for the State of Michigan registered nurse licensure examination (NCLEX-RNJ, an exam required for professional nursing practice.
Like most four-year nursing programs, the BSN degree at Finlandia requires completion of 126 credit hours. For students new to college, one year of successfully completed pre-nursing courses is followed by six semesters of classroom and clinical learning, with one required summer session. Transfer student completion times may differ.
What's different about Finlandia's BSN Nursing program is the exceptional amount of hands-on, clinical learning. Unlike many other programs, Finlandia student-nurses begin clinical site visits during their sophomore year. Overall, Finlandia BSN graduates will have spent 1,170 hours or more in a hands-on learning laboratory or at off-campus clinical sites including local hospitals, doctors' offices, and other health care facilities.
Pre-Nursing Admission Requirements
Recent high school graduates must have:
1) an overall high school GPA of 2.5 or above, and
2) completed one year of algebra, and two years of biology, chemistry, and/or anatomy and physiology, all with a grade of B- or above.
Students who do not meet these requirements have the option to complete college-level equivalents with grades of "C" or above.
1U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
IMPORTANT: As for all health care careers, the State of Michigan requires that a nursing student must not have been convicted of a felony that will prevent the student from participating at clinical sites or receiving license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan.