By Melissa Thrasher / EMU
YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University’s Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program was recently ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time the digital media company has ranked BSN programs. With over 694 BSN programs ranked nationally, EMU’s BSN program ranked No. 138.
EMU started its BSN program in 1971 and graduated its first group of nurses in 1973. Since then, EMU’s School of Nursing has graduated 5,009 nurses with either their BSN or Master of Science in nursing (MSN) degrees. Many EMU nursing graduates have moved on to leadership positions in health care agencies, as well as schools of nursing. The first cohort of doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) students will graduate in December, 2021.
“Our commitment to program excellence is demonstrated by the success of our graduates,” said Michael Williams, director of the EMU School of Nursing. “The U.S. News & World Report ranking reflects the reputation of our programs. With the number of nursing programs in the U.S., I am delighted that we were in the top 20% across the nation. Our faculty and staff are committed to the success of our students and I commend them for their great work,” he said.
Since 1973, EMU’s School of Nursing has maintained continuous national accreditation through the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is a non-governmental agency that accredits baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs.
About the program:
EMU’s School of Nursing provides world-class experiences in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing studies. The school offers BSN, MSN and now DNP degrees with many specialty options available.
In addition to outstanding clinical experiences, students also experience innovative teaching strategies, like virtual reality and interprofessional team learning to promote high quality health care. EMU School of Nursing is housed with the College of Health & Human Services allowing for multiple opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University’s website.