Bachelor of Science in NursingLawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), offered through a unique partnership with St. John Providence health system, is a four-year, qualified applicants program starting in the Fall of 2017. Students begin their nursing studies on day one with nursing classes integrated across the curriculum. 

The innovative partnership between Lawrence Tech and St. John Providence 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 St John Providence’s promise of compassionate, personalized care for all.

Students will rotate though the six St. John Providence 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.

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 St John Providence
check markSix St. John Providence hospital locations for clinical rotations with 100 outpatient settings check markIntroductory scholarships available
check markSt. John Providence 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 St. John Providence
check markPreparation for the NCLEX-RN state licensure exams  

St.John Providence

  • Member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system
  • Six hospitals and more than 100 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 St. John Providence

St. John Providence is one the largest providers of inpatient care in southeast Michigan. St. John Providence provides comprehensive prevention, primary care and advanced treatment programs with more than 125 medical centers and six hospitals spanning five counties. St. John Providence 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. St. John Providence 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  
St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield
St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Novi
St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights St. John River District Hospital, East China Townwship

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015, the national median pay for an RN was $67,490 per year, or $32.45 per hour, with a 2014–24 growth rate of 16 percent, much faster than average (average for all occupations: 7 percent).

According to Michigan’s Economic Summit (2014), RNs had the greatest number of annual openings and were noted to be first in the top 10 growth occupations above median range.