Bachelor of Science in NursingLawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), offered through a unique partnership with Ascension Michigan health system, is a four-year, qualified applicants program. Students begin their nursing studies on day one with nursing classes integrated across the curriculum. 

The innovative partnership between Lawrence Tech and Ascension Michigan is designed to prepare nurses to meet the demands of the changing healthcare landscape. Students receive LTU’s signature “Theory and Practice” education and benefit from Ascension Michigan’s promise of compassionate, personalized care for all.

Students will rotate though the six Ascension Michigan hospital locations for a varied, professional experience without the loss in productivity that occurs when they have to navigate different healthcare systems. The rigorous, evidence-based curriculum, taught by healthcare professionals working in a real-world setting, incorporates an active collaborative approach to learning.

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 Prepare for the Future

  • Join the profession the public views as the most honest and ethical of all (Gallup poll)
  • The demand for BSN-prepared registered nurses (RNs) is growing and will continue to grow.
  • The Institute of Medicine calls for 80 percent of nurses to be BSN-prepared by 2020.
  • A survey of 461 schools of nursing conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing found that 45.1 percent of hospitals and other healthcare settings required new hires to have a BSN while 79.6 percent of employers expressed a strong preference for BSN graduates.
  • A 2013 survey conducted by the Michigan Center for Nursing indicates that only 48.8 percent of active RNs in southeast Michigan have a bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing
check markQualified applicants: nursing courses start from day one check mark126 credits, over a four year–11-consecutive- month cohort plan of study
check markCohort of 32 students starts each fall semester check markUnique, academic-practice partnership between LTU and the Ascension Michigan
check markSix Ascension Michigan hospital locations for clinical rotations with 100 outpatient settings check markIntroductory scholarships available
check markAscension Michigan employees are eligible for the system’s RN loan forgiveness program check markStudents receive a personal computer loaded with health-care software
check markPracticing faculty teaching theory and clinical courses check markMultidisciplinary, inter-professional simulation experiences
check markState of the art simulation lab check markAccess to the libraries of both LTU and Ascension Michigan
check markPreparation for the NCLEX-RN state licensure exams  check markBSN Program willingly accepts student-athletes

St.John Providence

  • Member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system
  • Fifteen hospitals and more than 200 medical facilities offering comprehensive prevention, primary care, and advanced treatment programs
  • On the 2016 “Health Care’s Most Wired” list of systems ensuring patient privacy and boosting capabilities in telehealth and population health (Hospital and Health Networks, 2016)
  • National recognition and Centers of Excellence across all six hospitals

About Ascension Michigan

Ascension Michigan is one the largest providers of inpatient care in southeast Michigan. Ascension Michigan provides comprehensive prevention, primary care and advanced treatment programs with more than 250 medical centers and 15 hospitals spanning five counties. Ascension Michigan Foundations coordinates fundraising for the health system, its entities and programs, and offers ways to support medical excellence and the future health of the community. Ascension Michigan is a ministry of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.

Participating Hospitals  
Ascension St. John Hospital, Detroit Ascension River District Hospital, East China Township 
Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery
Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus, Novi Campus

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Flowchart PDF

Your 126-credit-hour program consists of:

Fall Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
NUR 1102 Introduction to Nursing 2
MCS 1074 Precalculus (Placement) 4
BIO 1213 Biology 1 (Placement) 3
COM 1103 English Composition (Placement) 3
COM 1001 Pathway to Research Careers 1
   TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
NUR 1202 Health Promotion and Clinical Prevention 2
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 (Placement) 3
PSY 1213 Introductory Psychology 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
BIO 2313 Microbiology 3
BIO 2321 Microbiology Lab 1
   TOTAL 15

Summer Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2413 Foundations of the American Experience 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
   TOTAL 6

Fall Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 3203 Anatomy and Physiology A 3
SSC 2423 Development of the American Experience 3
CHM 2103 General Organic & Biochemistry 3
NUR 2102 Holistic Nursing: Complementary Therapies 2
PSY 2623 Social Psychology for Nursing 3
   TOTAL 14

Spring Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 3303 Anatomy and Physiology B 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
NUR 2203 Health Care Policy, Ethics, and Advocacy 3
   TOTAL 13

Summer Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
NUR 2313 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 1 3
NUR 2323 Assessment Across the Lifespan 3
   TOTAL 6

Fall Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
NUR 3103 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 3
NUR 3102 Foundations of Collaboration 2
NUR 3113 Scholarship EBP 3
NUR 3123 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
BIO 3133 Nutrition 3
   TOTAL 14

Spring Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
NUR 3204 Nursing Care of the Adult 4
NUR 3202 Nursing Informatics 2
NUR 3214 Mental Health and Illness 4
LLT or PSY or SSC Junior/Senior Elective 3
   TOTAL 13

Summer Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
NUR 3303 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 3
NUR 3313 Nursing Care of Children and their Families 3
   TOTAL 6

Fall Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
NUR 4105 Population Health and Epidemiology 5
NUR 4103 Nursing Leadership 3
NUR 4102 Special Population: Geriatrics 2
NUR 4104 Nursing Care of the Elder Adult 4
   TOTAL 14

Spring Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
NUR 4206 Immersion 6
NUR 4202 Capstone Project 2
NUR 4203 Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Needs 3
NUR 4201 Transitions Into Practice 1
   TOTAL 12

Mission: To develop innovative professional nursing leaders who are compassionate and caring healers dedicated to transforming healthcare through the art of nursing, research, theory, practice, technology, and community engagement.

Philosophy: The philosophy of the nursing program is to embrace and cultivate LTU’s motto of theory and practice. Through scientific inquiry, students operationalize theoretical constructs and concepts into professional practice settings. Innovative project-based, problem-based, and active collaborative learning strategies permeate the pedagogy for teaching and learning. The Ascension Michigan and LTU’s core value of integrity serves as an integral component to create a caring and healing environment across diverse settings for students, patients, families, and the community.

Nursing Program Objectives
Integrate knowledge from the humanities and sciences within the context of nursing science.

Implement the principles of relationship-based care into patient centered, individualized care imparted within a caring and healing environment.

Demonstrate health promotion and disease prevention strategies across diverse settings, lifespan, and vulnerable populations to address health disparities and population health.

Formulate plans of care designed within the frameworks of clinical reasoning, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice.

Utilize information management and technology to ensure safe, effective, and high quality care.

Employ interprofessional collaboration and leadership strategies to improve outcomes for individuals, communities, and systems.

Value professional nursing practice reflective of the scope and standards of nursing practice and the code of ethics.

Examine the impact of policy, finance, and regulatory environments on healthcare.

Welcome from the Director

M. Therese Jamison

M. Therese Jamison DNP, ACNP-BC

We are pleased to offer this academic practice partnership between Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and Ascension Michigan for a Bachelor in Science (BSN) degree in nursing. Once admitted, you will be joining the profession of nursing, which has been ranked the “most honest and ethical” profession for seventeen consecutive years. As an associate of Ascension Michigan since 1981 and a professor in higher learning since 1988, I am extremely blessed to part of this partnership and profession. As the nursing program grows, I will continue to be clinically active, as an acute care nurse practitioner, to ensure you are provided with the most current, relevant, and state of the art nursing program.

The program at LTU-Ascension is competitive and unique for several reasons. One, it is competitive with its 126-credit plan of study; yet unique in that the program is offered in 11 consecutive semesters, which allows the student to obtain one’s BSN in four years, not five years. Unlike many other Universities, the program has nursing classes that start in the first semester. The academic practice partnership is also unique in the Detroit Tri-County area showcasing the partnership’s commitment to excellence in education and improvement in health outcomes. Clinical experiences will range from prevention and primary care to high acuity settings across six Ascension hospitals and outpatient settings. You will have access to three nursing simulation labs, one on the LTU campus and others at Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield campus.

We wish you all the very best as you review our webpage, attend open houses, as well as communicate with staff, faculty, and administrators.

With highest regards,

M. Therese Jamison DNP, ACNP-BC
Director of Nursing/Professor of Nursing
Department of Natural Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Admissions Requirements

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0
  • B or better in the following subjects: Algebra, Biology and Chemistry
  • An essay explaining why you are interested in becoming a nurse
  • Interview (will be determined based on application requirements above)

Office of Admissions

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017), Registered Nurses have a mean hourly wage of $35.36 and an annual mean wage of $73, 550.

Furthermore, in Michigan, Nursing leads the top 50 “High Demand, High Wage” careers with projected annual job openings of 6,650 and a job growth rate of 13.5 percent from 2016 to 2026.

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