Spring Arbor University

Nursing (BSN)

Spring Arbor University’s traditional undergraduate bachelor of science in nursing program trains students for success in a variety of health care settings with advanced simulations, access to multiple clinical sites and the holistic approach of a liberal arts education. Freshman students are able to take nursing courses in their second semester, beginning their vocational training two years earlier than many other BSN programs.

SAU blends the liberal arts and nursing science to lay a foundation for communication, leadership and critical-thinking. With Christ as the perspective for learning, the undergraduate BSN program will challenge you to understand patient care through a multifaceted lens — focusing on cultural, psychological, developmental, physical and spiritual health assessments. Students will be equipped to bring hope and healing into the lives of patients.

Undergraduate BSN Nursing students and professor.

Program Features —
designed to prepare you for career, calling, vocation and a life of wisdom

  • A brand new, state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab, allowing students to fulfill up to 50% of required clinical hours on campus.
  • Innovative research and clinical opportunities with multiple health care organizations in the region, including Henry Ford Allegiance Health and Hillsdale Hospital.
  • Access to expert and caring faculty ready to mentor and guide you — a faculty/student ratio of 15:1 insures you won’t be lost in the crowd.
  • A strong institutional history of developing and preparing nurses through our RN-BSN & MSN programs. Several alumni hold terminal degrees and will be teaching in the program.

View the course requirements, layout a sample four-year plan and learn more about the nursing program at Spring Arbor University in the undergraduate catalog.

For further information, contact:

Mindy Rice MSN, RN (BSN Program Director)

Gary Mason, M.Div (Department Advisor)

Alvin Kauffman, DNP, MSN/MSBA, RN (Program Chair)


The Michigan State Board of Nursing Administrative Rules, state laws, and changes in requirements of accreditation bodies such as the CCNE may supersede any requirements printed in the Spring Arbor University catalog, student handbook, or BSN student handbook.

Additionally, admittance into the Spring Arbor University Nursing Program for students who meet pre-requisite and academic criteria is not guaranteed, and depends on the competitive applicant pool from year to year.

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.