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Earn Your BSN in Alpena

Earn Your BSN in Alpena

Saginaw Valley State UniversitySaginaw Valley State University logo

Are you a nurse who is thinking about returning to school for a bachelor’s degree in nursing? SVSU’s RN to BSN program has been designed for the working RN. The program can be completed in as few as four semesters or completed at your own pace. Courses are offered either fully online or in a hybrid format and instructors use a variety of teaching tools for every learning style. Clinical experiences will consist of participating in online simulation, working with preceptors, and developing quality improvement projects. Our RN to BSN Coordinator is a registered nurse who will advise and guide you every step of the way.

Alpena Community College has selected SVSU as its partner university for nurses to complete their bachelor's degrees. Under the agreement, students who complete an Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) at ACC can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from SVSU's fully accredited program.

The ACC/SVSU RN to BSN Scholarship is awarded to ACC students and nursing program graduates (within five years of graduation) who enroll in the SVSU RN to BSN program. Scholarship award amounts are $5,000-$7,500. Scholarship details can be found in the scholarship application.

For more information about this unique opportunity, contact Megan Rule, SVSU ADN to BSN and RN to BSN Coordinator, 989.964.4184, rnbsn@svsu.edu, or visit the SVSU ADN-BSN resources webpage.

Core Courses

  • NURS 302 - Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing
  • NURS 301 - Using Evidence for Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS 377 - Nursing Care of Populations
  • NURS 379 - HEALTH Promotion for Diverse Populations
  • NURS 401 - Nursing Leadership and Ethics
  • NURS 479 - Nursing and Health Care System Change

Elective Courses - 9 credits
Students may choose from a list of approved upper-division elective courses appropriate for professional development and continuing education.

Additional Requirements

  • One approved statistics course
  • Complete any remaining general education requirements
  • Must complete at least 31 credits at SVSU to meet University academic residency requirements.

University of Michigan Flint logoThe School of Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) welcomes Alpena Community College nursing students interested in transferring to UM-Flint in order to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. 

The School of Nursing at UM-Flint offers:

  • Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Highly accomplished professors who actively engage in teaching and research.
  • Start any semester: January, May, June, and September starts.
  • Complete your BSN coursework entirely online.
  • Experiential Learning in Leadership & Management and Community Health in settings close to home.
  • Undergraduate certificate in Leadership & Management available.
  • Study abroad opportunities.

In order to receive your BSN, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum 120 credits, meeting all program requirements. At least 45 credits must be taken at UM-Flint. Please note, if you are a previous University of Michigan graduate, 30 credits must be taken at UM-Flint.*
  • You must earn a C+ (2.3 GPA) or better in all prerequisite, NUR, and NSC coursework to fulfill degree requirements.
  • Degree requirements must be completed within seven years of admission to the RN to BSN completion program.

* Credit in nursing and non-nursing courses may be acquired through transfer of credits, credit by examination (CBE), and by course enrollment.

  • Current ACC Students may enroll as a UM-Flint Guest Student while completing coursework at ACC. A Financial Aid Consortium Agreement is in place for students who wish to utilize financial aid between ACC and UM-Flint.
  • MidMichigan Medical Center RNs may enroll as a UM-Flint Transfer Student.
  • New ACC Students can apply to ACC online or contact the ACC Admissions Office at 989.358.7339 for more information about becoming a student.

Apply for the UM-Flint BSN Program at: https://www.umflint.edu/admissions/
UM-Flint Advisor
Jennifer Spenny

Davenport University
davenport logoThis program is designed for currently licensed registered nurses who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The purpose of the bachelor’s degree nursing program at Davenport University is to prepare graduates to advance in the nursing profession through the use of critical thinking, advanced assessment skills, communication, collaborating practices, applied research, self-directed learning, leadership, and management skills. This program prepares registered nurses for the nursing practice of patients and their support systems across the continuum of care and in communities.

College of Health Professions
The DU College of Health prepares you for growing opportunities within many healthcare disciplines, including nursing, health information management, and allied health. We focus on building essential skills for your professional advancement. Find your future with Davenport's College of Health Professions. 

Why DU?

  • Davenport University offers BSN Completion and BSN Concurrent pathways
  • The BSN Completion pathway is designed for RN graduates of the nursing program that desire attainment of the BSN degree.
  • The BSN concurrent pathway was established to assist current ADN students in attaining the BSN degree. Students enrolled in both the ADN and BSN concurrently, are able to complete the BSN usually within two-full time semesters following graduation from the ADN program. 
  • This opportunity maximizes a student's financial aid and allows for the completion of the required courses at both institutions.
  • Partnership rates are available for our community college partner students and graduates. 
  • Faculty from DU and the community colleges work closely together to host the DU courses in the delivery format this is most desired by the student and community college.
  • A dedicated DU faculty coordinator assists students with course progression, registration, and mentoring to ensure student success.
  • Upon completion, students will graduate with a BSN degree in a shorter time than traditional BSN programs. 

Transfer/Advanced Standing Credit

  • 60 credit hours of transfer credit will be granted for the completion of an associate degree nursing program.
  • BSN Concurrent students require a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • BSN Completion students require a minimum of 2.5 GPA.
  • 30 credit hours of advanced standing credit will be granted for successful completion of the NCLEX.

90 credit hours granted, only leaves 31 residency credits to be completed at DU for bachelor's degree completion.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requirements must be met based on the catalog year of acceptance to the BSN Completion Program.

Apply for the Davenport BSN Program
Davenport Advisor
Aletta Pillai


chamberlain logoACC graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX typically receive 77 credits towards Chamberlain’s 122 credit RN-BSN program. Those individuals would then have the opportunity to bring in up to an additional 15 credits from the attached transfer guide. All students must take at least 30 credits with Chamberlain to earn their BSN from us. A copy of the Alpena-Chamberlain transfer guide is available here.

Why Chamberlain?

  • 100% online coursework
  • Caring faculty
  • No courses required prior to enrollment
  • Direct Care Experiential Learning
  • Customized Curriculum Plan
  • Receive 77 proficiency credits


RN to BSN Option Full Curriculum: 122 credit hours 

As an RN with an associate degree or diploma in nursing, with a current, active RN license, you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits for your previous educational experience* 

This leaves 45 credit hours remaining – and you can still transfer in additional qualifying credits. We know you’re coming to Chamberlain with valuable credits from your previous experiences.

Apply for the Chamberlain BSN Program at: https://www.chamberlain.edu/academics/nursing-school/rn-to-bsn
Chamberlain Advisor
Danielle Schafer

Oakland Universityoakland logoAfter completing your RN Degree at ACC, students can earn their BSN from Oakland University by completing just a few further steps. For more information, read through these transfer steps or contact nrsinfo@oakland.edu.

Secure your future in as few as 12 months through a high-profile program from an education leader in the nursing community.

At Oakland University, RN’s can complete their BSN degree in one year — delivered completely online — with a competitive program rate and no fees. You’ll learn from distinguished members of the nursing community, in a curriculum designed for your success.

Don’t just get any nursing degree — get a degree from Oakland University, an established leader in nursing education.

  • $9,995 32-credit program rate
  • Transfer friendly
  • No fees
  • Delivered 100% online
  • Interact with faculty who are highly regarded in the field
  • Quality curriculum
  • Personalized options to advance your career
  • Excellent preparation for future graduate education opportunities

Apply for the Oakland BSN Program at: https://oakland.edu/nursing/undergraduate-program/rn-BSN/
Oakland School of Nursing