Spring Arbor University

Nursing (RN-BSN and RN-MSN)

RN to BSN bachelor's nursing program

RN-BSN Fast Facts

Credit Hours: 38
Tuition Per Credit Hour: $565
Estimated Completion: About 20 months

The RN-BSN is offered in a blended format, both on site and online.

The RN-BSN program at Spring Arbor University will help you acquire clinical, analytical and professional skills that will equip you to continue in your career journey, while also allowing you the flexibility to continue practicing nursing in your day to day life. This program provides new meaning to the idea of being a Christian caregiver as you will be challenged to pursue the core values of nursing. When you graduate, you will find yourself fully prepared as a caregiver to meet al the needs of your patients; physical and spiritual.

Locations and Start Dates

This program is offered at several SAU sites across Michigan and online. Click on the location nearest you to see when the next cohort is scheduled to begin. Apply now!

    = Our Virtual Classroom option combines online learning with face-to-face interaction. Study from home like an online program, while still having face to face engagement with your classmates. Talk with your admissions representative to learn more.

  • Battle Creek | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Flint | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Gaylord | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Grand Rapids | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Jackson (downtown) | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Kalamazoo | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Lansing | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Metro Detroit | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Metro Toledo | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Petoskey | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Spring Arbor Campus | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019
  • Traverse City | September 24, 2018 | April 2, 2019

Career Outcomes

In addition to bedside care, nurses with a bachelor’s degree can go on to work as charge nurses and registered nurse supervisors. Many nurses with a BSN continue on to earn their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).


To view the program requirements and layout, course descriptions, and to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Spring Arbor University, download the undergraduate catalog.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, nurses must complete all admission requirements and have the following:

  • 58 transferable semester hours
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all prior college work
  • At least one year of experience as a registered nurse preferred
  • An associate degree from an accredited school or a diploma from a National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited school
  • A photocopy of an unrestricted and unencumbered RN license from the state or country in which you are practicing (license must be kept current throughout the program)
  • Demonstrated computer literacy

Credit hours can be earned through testing, CEUs, and approved courses taken at other accredited institutions.

Additional admission requirements include:

  • Fill out the online or written application
  • Submit an autobiographical outline
  • Submit a writing sample
  • Send us your transcripts from each college you have attended (must be official transcripts issued by the institution)

If you have questions or want to meet with a program representative, call 800.968.0011.

Tuition and Fees

2018-19 rates

      • Tuition per credit hour: $587
      • Registration fee (per semester): $40
      • Technology fee (per semester): $105

Tuition rates and fees are subject to change.

For more information please contact an admissions rep at admissions@arbor.edu or call 1.800.968.0011.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

CCNE is the only national agency dedicated exclusively to the accreditation of bachelor’s and graduate degree nursing education programs. (AACN, 2001)

All degrees offered by Spring Arbor University are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.


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