R.N.-B.S.N. Program

The Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing R.N.-B.S.N. program, specifically designed to accommodate the needs and schedules of working nurses.  You can complete this program in two years or fewer.  This program is available to registered nurses who have graduated from an associate or diploma program. 

You will be awarded 30 credits toward your WMU bachelor's degree for prior learning and for passing your NCLEX exam.  This allows for flexibility in completing WMU's general education requirements.  If not taken at WMU, general education requirements may be satisfied through completion of the Michigan Transfer Agreement or by taking the transfer equivalencies at a community college.  Pre/co-requisite courses also may be taken at a community college.  You can visit transfer equivalencies at wmich.edu/transfer/credit.  

Our program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  In addition, WMU's Bronson School of Nursing is one of only a few nursing programs to receive endorsement from the American Holistic Nursing Certification Corporation.

R.N.s interested in applying for admission to the R.N.-B.S.N. program must:

  • Have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in the nursing associate degree or nursing diploma program from which they graduated.  Conditional admission considered if under a 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Hold or receive a current registered nurse license no later than three months after beginning the program.

Attend a Virtual Information Session


Applying to the program

Program curriculum

R.N.-B.S.N. 2020-21 Student Handbook