Welcome from the Program Coordinator

Greetings to prospective nursing students:

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in Ferris’s Bachelor of Science nursing program.  There continues to be a tremendous need for registered nurses who are prepared at the baccalaureate level in Michigan and across the country, and this need is projected to grow over the next decade. Ferris State University is addressing this need by offering a traditional and accelerated BSN program.  I am proud to tell you that the nursing faculty have designed an innovative pre-licensure program that has a very strong clinical focus that we feel will provide our students with an excellent base to begin their nursing practice.  The BSN program at Ferris will prepare our graduates to provide nursing care for patients across the lifespan in a variety of acute care and community settings.  The program is designed to prepare the nursing leaders of tomorrow.  I hope that you will give the Ferris BSN program serious consideration as you explore program options.   

We admit 32 students to the traditional track every fall and spring semester and 24 students to the accelerated 2nd degree track every summer semester.  All tracks of the professional sequence are scheduled year around (including summers) to allow students to complete the traditional track in two calendar years, which is a savings of a full year for program completion.  The accelerated 2nd degree track is offered over one calendar year, as a double-paced program.  This scheduling format allows us to admit more students each year, and facilitates faster program completion so that graduates can enter the nursing workforce sooner.   

If you would like additional information about our BSN program, you can go to any of the links provided on the School of Nursing webpage that you have already accessed.  Please visit this site often for program updates and announcements.  If you would like to speak to an academic advisor, call 231-591-2270 or email

Once again, I thank you for your interest and encourage you to consider Ferris State University’s registered nursing program. 

Rhonda L. Bishop, MSN, BSN, RN
Pre-Licensure Nursing Program Coordinator