About this Program

There couldn’t be a better time to pursue a career in nursing. As the fastest growing occupation in healthcare, qualified nurses are sought after—not just in the U.S., but around the world. A nursing education gives you other options too; you can work in more conventional settings like hospitals and doctors offices, but nurses are also employed in non-traditional places, like national parks and zoos. With a career in nursing, your options are limitless. If you are interested, tell us who you are.

Meet the need. Nurses are:

  • In demand: Growth in nursing careers is expected to increase 16% in the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Top earners: On average, nurses with a BSN make $68,000 a year, depending on the setting. Continuing with your education and earning your master's in nursing can take that figure into triple digits.
  • Vital: As baby boomers age and changes occur in healthcare laws, the demand for healthcare professionals is projected to rise.

Expand your abilities. Nurses with a BSN are equipped to:

  • Work in versatile environments such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, community health nursing, military settings and home care.
  • Teach, perform case management and work in healthcare research studies and in the insurance industry.
  • Continue on to higher degrees to be qualified to be a nurse practitioner, clinical specialist, hospital administration or executive nurse.

Through earning your BSN at Eastern, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and hands-on practice of highly qualified faculty, while having the opportunity to learn in a variety of settings for clinical experiences. If you're interested in continuing your education, we offer several graduate degrees, certificates and two doctoral programs.

General Education

To earn your BSN, you must complete EMU’s general education requirements in order to receive their bachelor’s degree. All students must be admitted to EMU through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by applying as a nursing intent major.

At a Glance


  • On campus
  • Number of credits: 60 
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed with grade of 2.0 or better


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Contact Us

College of Health and Human Services
309 Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA 48197

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