Northern Michigan University offers the top accredited RN to BSN program in Michigan, according to 2020 rankings compiled by nursingprocess.org. NMU's fully online program can be completed in as little as four semesters. It allows registered nurses to increase their earnings potential and create pathways to graduate education and leadership positions while gaining skills applicable to their current workplace.
“Northern Michigan University perfectly understands the changing dynamics and current trends of the healthcare industry,” reads the nursingprocess.org description. “Considering the specific needs of adult learners, programs are typically designed to help graduates climb the career ladder. Ideally meant for registered nurses who are keen on advancing their career prospects, this RN to BSN is a 100% online program that mainly focuses on leadership in nursing. Coursework is planned in such a manner so that the acquired knowledge can be immediately applied to your current work setting.”
NMU was the top-ranked program based on four factors nursingprocess.org used in its rankings methodology: four-year NCLEX-RN exam results, as consistently high pass rates on the first attempt indicate the quality of teaching; net price; student-to-faculty ratio to promote individualized attention and positive academic outcomes; and its graduation rate, which indicates a supportive learning environment.
Northern's RN to BSN program includes 16 credits of nursing courses combined with 16 credits of courses in applied workplace leadership.