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Nursing - RN to BSN Completion Transfer Guide for Bay College

Ferris Program: Nursing - RN to BSN Completion
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Ferris College: College of Health Professions
Transfer School: Bay College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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39-40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 or COMM 221 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Small Group Decision Making 3 COMM 103 or COMM 104 or
    No Equivalent
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 101
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENGL 102
    ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 114 or MATH 115 or
    MATH 116 or  MATH 117
    Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra and Numerical Trigonometry or Contemporary Mathematics 4 or 3 or 4 or 4 No Equivalent or MATH 105 or 
    MATH 106 or
    MATH 107
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    BIOL 108 Medical Microbiology 3 BIOL 225 or
    BIOL 276
    BIOL 251 and BIOL 252 Human Anatomy and
    Human Physiology
    6 BIOL 213 and
    BIOL 214
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

  •  College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum

    11 Credits Required. COHP 100, 101, and 102 can be met with a Registered Nurse (RN) license or associate degree in nursing.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COHP 100 Orientation to Medical Vocabulary 1 Varies
    COHP 101 The United States Health Care System 3 Varies
    COHP 102 Safety Issues in Health Care 1 Varies
    COHP 350 Statistics in Health Care 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 450 Evidence-Based Health Care 3 No Equivalent
  •  Major Courses

    65 Credits Required. A Registered Nurse (RN) license or associate degree in nursing satisfies 40 of the 65 credits required.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    NURS AAS ADN or Diploma RN Program 40 Varies
    NURS 320 RN to BSN Skills Acquisition 3 No Equivalent
    NURS 324 Transition into Professional Nursing 3 No Equivalent
    NURS 310 Population Based Health Promotion 3 No Equivalent
    NURS 340 Community Nursing 3 No Equivalent
    NURS 440 Leadership in Nursing 3 No Equivalent
    NURS 450 Nursing Capstone 3 No Equivalent
    NURS 495 Senior Capstone Leadership Practicum 4 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 8) COHP 300 Health Informatics 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 8) NURS 300 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 8) NURS 314 Gerontological Nursing 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 8) NURS 315 End of Life Nursing Care 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 8) NURS 316 Transcultural Nursing 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 8) NURS 317 Spirituality in Nursing Care 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 8) NURS 319 Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 8) Varies Elective Course (Advisor Approval) 3 No Equivalent
  •  Electives (Consult Advisor)

    5 Credits Required. In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 5 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Electives (Consult Advisor) 5 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Health Professions
School of Nursing
(231) 591-2259
[email protected]

Ferris Online
(231) 591-2340
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • An associate degree in Nursing with a 2.50 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Registered Nursing (RN) License

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. 
  • Students must have previously earned an associate degree in nursing as well as their Registered Nursing (RN) license.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].