BSN Completion Program
Mercy Health Muskegon offers a unique educational opportunity for RN's. In collaboration with the University of Detroit Mercy, Mercy Health Muskegon provides an onsite BSN completion program. This partnership also provides an exceptional tuition reimbursement benefit for all RNs in a budgeted position at Mercy Health Muskegon. The classes are designed for the working adult learner and are conducted weekly onsite. Mercy Health Muskegon offers flexible scheduling to accommodate for participation.
Here are the testimonies from a few of our previous graduates.
I was part of the first group to enter into the UDM Bachelors program sponsored by Mercy Health Muskegon. Not for one minute do I regret the nights I stayed up studying or hours on the Internet searching for evidence-based nursing articles, clinical studies, or updates in nursing practices. These were all part of what I practice everyday, but taking the research to a new level. Having an Associate's Degree in Nursing and practicing for several years gave me a basis for nursing. Obtaining my Bachelor's degree in Nursing enables me to practice my profession and encouraged me to participate on committees geared for nurses and looking into new adventures. At this point, I have remained in my position as a staff nurse on 2 West because I love it, not because I have to. The time during the program goes by so fast that before you know it, you are doing your final research project and utilizing all the fundamentals taught. My 40-month program was filled with excitement, grieving a loss, and fear of the unknown, however, I am so proud of myself for completing the program.
Julie Arraut, RN, BSN, Intermediate Care/Telemetry
If I could summarize the BSN completion program for me, it was the "sense of accomplishment at an older age" that I achieved. I had not been back to "formal school" for 23 years, and the fear of the unknown (going to school) was daunting to say the least. It ended up being three years of a bond with my fellow students that I will never forget, and will always look back at as one of the best things that I ever did. We, as a group, learned so much from the classes, but above all, from each other. We laughed, we cried, and we supported each other spiritually, mentally, and educationally throughout the program. I do not believe I would have had that same sense of being if I had just gone back to school on my own. I do not know that I would have even attempted to go back to school if the program had not been there for me. The instructors were also the best.
Mary Turrell, RN, BSN, Clinical Manager, Med-Surg
You cannot beat getting your degree through your employer. The cost of education is increasing at an alarming rate; instead of going into debt for your house, it is for an education. This is an opportunity that you cannot afford to not take advantage of. Yes, it is a struggle and school takes up a lot of time and effort, but what reward doesn't. The greater the hardship, the sweeter the reward. I completed my BSN with two young children and as a single parent. If I can, then so can you.
Mary Jo McDonald, RN, BSN, Critical Care
For more information about the program, please call 231-728-1953.