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Nursing - RN to BSN Completion Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Mott Community College

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

The effective dates for this articulation agreement are May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2024. This Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide establishes a transfer pathway from the Nursing, A.A.S. degree at Mott Community College into the Nursing - RN to BSN Completion, B.S. degree at Ferris State University.

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.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  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 140 or
    COMM 131 or
    COMM 231
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 101 or
    ENGL 103
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENGL 102 or
    ENGL 104
    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 120 or
    No Equivalent or
    MATH 115
  •  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 101 or
    BIOL 156

    BIOL 251 and
    BIOL 252

    Human Anatomy and
    Human Physiology
    6 BIOL 151 and
    BIOL 152
  •  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 No Equivalent
    COHP 101 The United States Health Care System 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 102 Safety Issues in Health Care 1 No Equivalent
    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 Statewide - Mott Community College
(810) 762-0461
[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.

RN to BSN Concurrent Admissions

Students can be concurrently admitted to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing simultaneously while they are completing their Associate Degree in Nursing.

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
  • Students must be enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing and have at least one semester of nursing coursework in progress or completed to be considered for the concurrent admissions option.

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

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

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.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

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].