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About the School of Nursing

State Approves Rochester College School of Nursing

The Michigan Board of Nursing, which oversees nurse education programs throughout the state, approved Rochester College’s bachelor of science in nursing degree program on June 2, 2011.

This approval allows the college to admit students into its 126-credit-hour nursing program this fall. The RC School of Nursing already offers an RN-to-BSN program for registered nurses returning to college to finish their bachelor’s degrees.

Crittenton Hospital has partnered with the college from earliest days to help develop the School of Nursing. RC nursing students will complete certain clinical components of their program at the hospital.

“We are delighted that our nursing program has been approved by the state. I’m personally grateful to the RC faculty and administrators who have guided us through this process,” said Dr. Rubel Shelly, president of Rochester College. “We are also thankful for the continued support of Crittenton and the affiliation agreement we have with them to develop a quality nursing program. This program is mission-critical for us as we serve our community, state and region.”

The Rochester College School of Nursing offers challenging academics within a Christian community to prepare nurses who are socially conscious and professionally skilled.

“Our program is innovative yet intimate,” said Jaime Sinutko, director of the RC School of Nursing. “The curriculum is designed to enhance your understanding of health and illness in the context of a Christian environment that promotes relationship-based care.”

The School of Nursing is now accepting applications for its fall 2012 class. For more information, visit or call 248-218-2031.


    Bachelor of Science in Nursing


    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    RC School of Nursing Students in Lab

    The nursing profession continues to grow dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that “overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent for registered nurses,” and “RNs with at least a bachelor’s degree will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor’s.” Basically, there are not enough nurses, and there has not been enough nursing training.

    The Rochester College School of Nursing is here to help you enter this successful and personally rewarding field. First-time college students can begin traditional nursing studies after they complete their pre-nursing requirements and are accepted into the School of Nursing. The nursing program will require three years to complete with a minimum of 126 credit hours.

    Our nursing school will offer you small class sizes, excellent student-faculty ratios, and clinical work primarily with Crittenton Hospital.

    View the BSN degree plan.

    How to Apply: – Deadline June 1, 2013

    1. Be a fully accepted student at Rochester College.
    2. All pre-requisite courses listed in the BSN degree plan must be completed with a grade of C or above and official transcripts received by Rochester College verifying this.
    3. Follow the instructions on “Reflective Writing Essay” document. This essay must be in .doc or .docx format and emailed to by June 1, 2013. No hard copies can be accepted.
    4. When all forms and documents have been received by the School of Nursing, you will be contacted to set up an appointment for a group interview. 

    Upon Official Acceptance: – Deadline August 26, 2013

    1. Refer to the “RC Nursing School Next Steps” document below. All required documentation must be received in the Nursing Office (RAC 121) by August 26, 2013. Students may not attend a NUR class session until everything has been submitted.
    2. Print out “Comprehensive Clinical Health Form” to be used for the physical exam on the “Next Steps” form. Page 1 is to be completed by applicant. Page 2 will be completed by the health care provider. This should be received in the Nursing Office by August 26, 2013.

    Download PDF Forms and Documents for the Nursing Program:

    These forms are in Acrobat PDF format.  Download the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE),
    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 | Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.887.6791 |


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