Siena Heights University’s (SHU) Online RN to BSN Program was recently ranked fourth on AllNurses “15 Best RN to BSN Programs in Michigan” for 2024.

With over 20 accredited Online RN to BSN programs in the state, AllNurses evaluated factors such as length of program, curriculum, cost, availability of online courses, academic reputation, specific nursing school accreditation, graduation rate, and more.

Siena Heights University was ranked fourth and was the first private institution to appear on the list. Notable features, as recognized by AllNurses, included SHU’s flexibility and commitment to recognizing prior learning. Siena Heights accepts credit for previous college work, certifications, work experiences, and licensures, which helps students earn their degree in the fastest, cheapest way possible. In addition, another stand-out feature regarded Siena Heights University’s Online Program, which has been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report for ten consecutive years. In most of these years, SHU was the top-ranked in the state of Michigan.

This curriculum for SHU’s RN to BSN program is designed to give graduates the knowledge and adaptive thinking skills that develop the ability to recognize unexpected situations, quickly consider possible responses, and decide on the best one. Now more than ever, these skills are essential in the world of healthcare and nursing. By incorporating these principles into the courses, nurses from the program are better prepared to adapt to changing work conditions in any environment, while also helping integrate Siena’s mission of being competent, purposeful, and ethical into their workplace practices.

Of this accomplishment, Karen Howatt, DNP, RN, Director of the RN to BSN and MSN Programs at Siena Heights, said, “We are honored that our RN to BSN program has received this recognition. Our faculty is committed to providing a student-centered educational experience that exemplifies individualized support and faculty-student interaction, as well as a curriculum that is both relevant and innovative. We recognize the nursing expertise of each student and strive to broaden their knowledge through innovative and relevant academic experiences.”

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