Lawrence 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.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Lawrence Technological University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education www.ccneaccreditation.org

The innovative partnership between LTU 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.

Why LTU for Nursing?

  • Qualified applicants begin nursing courses from day one
  • Six Ascension Michigan hospital locations for clinical rotations with 200 outpatient settings
  • Ascension Michigan employees are eligible for the system’s RN loan forgiveness program
  • State of the art simulation lab
  • Preparation for the NCLEX-RN state licensure exams
  • Unique, academic-practice partnership between LTU and the Ascension Michigan
  • Students receive a personal computer loaded with health-care software
  • Multidisciplinary, inter-professional simulation experiences
  • Access to the libraries of both LTU and Ascension Michigan
  • BSN program works with your schedule: athletes have a mean GPA of 3.4 with 100% retention.

Office of Admissions


Program Director

M. Therese Jamison DNP, ACNP-BC


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.


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 Goals:

  • Empower future professional nurse leaders to serve as advocates for vulnerable populations and a just society.
  • Embed the foundational concepts of Relationship Based-Care and Caring Science processes into professional practice settings.
  • Future professional nurses will transform the healthcare landscape through the intricate balance of the art and science of nursing.

Nursing Program Outcomes

  • 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.

Prepare for the Future

This is your time. Your time to change lives, your community, and the healthcare system.

  • 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.



According to the U.S. Bureau of the Labor Statistics Registered Nurses have a median hourly wage of $ 42.80 and an annual median pay of $89,010.

Nursing leads the top 50 "High Demand, High Wage" careers in Michigan with protected annual job openings of 6,650 and a job growth rate of 13.5% from 2016 to 2026.


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.

Welcome from the Director

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 125 credit plan of study; yet unique in that the program is offered in 11 consecutive semesters, which allows students to obtain a BSN in four years, not five. 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 two nursing simulation labs, one on the LTU campus and the other 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

M. Therese Jamison DNP, ACNP-BC

Director of Nursing/Professor of Nursing

College of Health Sciences