* The nursing program is pending Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approval.
Get Ready To Make an Impact
Impact lives with a challenging, yet rewarding nursing degree from Michigan’s flagship technological university. A nursing degree is one of the best a student can obtain in today’s job market, leading to a rewarding career. Nursing is ranked #17 of the 100 Best Jobs according to US News and World Report.
To become a nurse, you must pass the NCLEX, which provides BSN graduates with their official nursing license. Thanks to Tech’s individualized attention, small class sizes, hands-on experience, and rigorous curriculum, you’ll graduate well prepared to take the NCLEX exam. You will participate in a NCLEX prep program to promote your success.
Get Hands-On Experience With Hundreds of Lab and Clinical Hours
Our faculty believes the best way to learn is with hands-on experience, which is why you’ll complete over 1,000 clinical hours throughout the program. And while Tech has the latest technology available for you to practice on with our HAL Simulations and Anatomage table, your most meaningful learning comes from hands-on actual patient care—not hands-on simulation mannequin practice care.
Our emphasis on the clinical experience allows students to put what they have learned into practice. Each semester students participate in clinical rotations that increase in complexity and include a variety of settings. These supervised direct practical experiences contribute to our mission of developing professional, competent, and caring nurses.
Academic Families Provide Extra Student Support
Academic families is a tradition where upper level students “adopt” incoming students to help guide them through the first year of the educational program. The practice of academic families is well known in some European universities and is a great way to make first-year students feel more comfortable in a new environment.
"Academic families provided me with additional support in the nursing program particularly my first semester when everything was new to me. It was always nice to have someone to ask questions and then eventually become that support system during our later years in the program."
Students considering pursuing an academic program that leads to professional licensure are advised that the Michigan Tech Nursing program prepares students to practice in the state of Michigan and is not intended to prepare students for out-of-state licensure. Michigan Tech has not yet determined whether its curriculum prepares students for licensure in any other state.
Students enrolled in Michigan Tech’s Nursing program seeking to practice outside the state of Michigan are advised to contact the appropriate licensing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of their home state. Graduates who want to practice in other states should also review those requirements via the NCSBN website.
Tomorrow Needs Talented Nurses
The number of nursing jobs will increase 6% in the next decade. A bachelor of science degree in nursing prepares you for a successful career as a leader and manager in clinical nursing within a variety of health care settings, prepared to practice in rural as well as urban areas. The BSN program is designed to provide the stimulus and foundation for progression to the graduate level of academic preparation.
Career Opportunities for Nursing Majors
Your future career options are vast with a degree in nursing. Careers include:
Critical Care/ICU Nurse
Emergency Room Nurse
Home Health Nurse
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Legal Nurse Consultant
Nurse Case Manager
Operating Room Nurse
Public Health Nurse