Nursing is one of the first professions people think of when
they hear about careers in health care. This is probably because we
communicate with nurses at our doctor's office and during
visits to the hospital. You may not know that nurses can also
find careers in legislation and litigation, research, long-term
care, administration, counseling, managed care organizations,
insurance companies, schools, and work place health. Nurses who
are interested in teaching may enjoy roles in patient
education, the training of other nurses, and instruction as
faculty members at colleges and universities. Opportunities for
nurses will continue to evolve as health care settings expand
and diversify. We offer both undergraduate and graduate nursing
degrees, including an online program. Many nursing program
courses are also available to complete at Lansing Community
College’s University Center Building in a mixed-mode format
(partly on campus in Lansing, partly online).
Opportunities for nurses are abundant and are evolving in numerous
new and challenging directions. At one time, nurses were primarily
prepared for work in hospital settings. Today, a large variety of
rewarding opportunities is available. Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) students prepare to provide health care to people
across their lifespan. RNs develop, implement, modify, and evaluate
nursing care for individuals, families, and communities.
Theoretical and clinical learning experiences prepare students to
provide care for the acutely and chronically ill and also to
instruct clients in health promotion and disease and injury
prevention. BSN students also develop skills necessary to manage
the health care needs of clients in a variety of settings. A
four-year BSN degree allows for career flexibility and serves as
the foundation for education at the Master's or Doctoral level.
The entry-level Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Practitioner degree has transitioned to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The new DNP program will be approximately 4 years of part-time study, 81 credits, and taught in a distance-learning (online) format with clinical courses arranged in your local area. Students must have a Bachelor's degree to be eligible for the DNP program. An RN/DNP pathway will be available for licensed RNs with a Bachelor's degree in another area. A Masters to DNP pathway exclusively for advanced practice nurses with an existing masters degree is available to attain a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree online. This program is approximately 31-33 hours of study.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in nursing, contact the Nursing Department today.
The Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program provides an opportunity for students with a previous Bachelor's degree to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in an accelerated format. Students must be committed to an intense, concentrated program of study, which consists of four full-time semesters of nursing courses completed over 16 months. Eight of the core courses include a clinical component which requires a significant time commitment within a hospital or other health care facility.
Want to expand your nursing career? This program is designed for
you, the RN who has the desire to complete the Bachelor of Science
in Nursing degree, but has limited time to travel to campus and to
schedule classes. Online courses bring a University of
Michigan-Flint education to you, tailored to your busy life. All
Nursing and prerequisite courses are available online.