Andrews University Nursing School Review

Andrews University is deeply rooted Christian university of the seventh day Adventist denomination. It derives its name from one of the most prominent seventh day Adventist thinkers of the 19th century Nevins Andrews.  Its learning programs are entwined in the mission of affirming faith to transform the world. Andrews University (AU) claims to be the best Adventist University of higher learning in the world over. It is very obvious that students who wish to study in Andrews must be ready to go parallel in terms of learning and spiritual development along the way.

Andrews University-Department of Nursing

The department of nursing at this strong Christian university has nursing programs ranging from undergraduate to graduates programs. The university is fully accredited and approved to offer nursing programs by the Michigan Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The department offers two degrees at undergraduate level and two graduate level programs; a degree and a certificate program.

Undergraduate Nursing

At undergraduates, two degree routes lead to the Bachelor of Science in nursing and they are presented as:

  • BSN-Pre licensure

The pre licensure program is designed for entry level students who are getting into nursing for the first time. The focus on this route is to prepare the student to sit for their first NCLEX-RN exam. The curriculum includes general education, nursing and liberal arts courses. The program requires a minimum of eight semesters to complete with a full time study basis. The outcome is the award of the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and eligibility towards the NCLEX-RN exam.

  • BSN-Completion for RNs

This as the name suggests is directed to registered nurses who already hold nursing licensure. For this program, international registered nurses students are not allowed as the licensure is strictly considered for US RNs only. The program builds upon prior nursing knowledge and practicing experience leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

It is also important to note that the program does not accept RNs who have gained their licensure via a nursing diploma. It takes two years of full time study and clinical experience to complete the curriculum for this program.

Master of Science in Nursing

At Andrews University, the Master of Science program is designed for RNs who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Unlike the BSN, this program accepts international students who have gained RN licensure via an accrediting authority equivalent to the NLNAC or CCNE.  For five semesters students engage in graduate nursing courses that lead to the award of the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education. It is also important to note that this is a distance education degree program taken under distance and online learning modes.

Post-Masters: Nursing Certificate

The focus of this graduate certificate program is on nursing education, just like the MSN. It only requires 6 credits to complete the certificate program and the study mode is as well distance and online. Current licensure and a MSN from US or the country of residence is required for admission eligibility.

Andrews University
8975 Old-US 31, Berrien Springs,
MI 49104