LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE                             
                                  TRANSFER GUIDE

Curriculum:  Nursing, Saginaw Valley State University
             RN to BSN Completion Transfer Program
Curriculum Code: 1616                                                              


NOTES:
1.  This transfer guide represents an Articulation (partnership) Agreement 
    between Lansing Community College (LCC) and Saginaw Valley State University 
    (SVSU), which is designed to facilitate the transition of graduates from the 
    LCC Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing (0222) to the SVSU 
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This articulated agreement does
    not have a specific expiration date. 
2.  The provisions of this agreement pertain only to RN students beginning the 
    RN-to-BSN/MSN program at SVSU. If the student changes their major to another
    another program, the student's transfer credits will be re-evaluated in the 
    usual course-to-course manner. 
3.  Articulation students must apply for admissions to both SVSU and the RN-BSN/
    MSN program. This agreement does not guarantee acceptance.
4.  SVSU will validate and record up to 32 semester hours of nursing knowledge, 
    as indicated in the articulation agreement, to LCC ADN RN-Nursing graduates
    who meet the following criteria:
    a) Gradated with GPA of 2.5 or better (provide official transcripts); 
    b) Current Michigan license to practice as an R.N.;
    c) Application to SVSU and evaluation of transcripts by SVSU's Registrar's
       Office.
    d) Scheduled meeting with RN to BSN Coordinator Dr. Andrea Frederick.
5.  RN to BSN candidates need to take statistics before or concurrently with
    NURS 301.  Students must meet with Dr. Frederick before they register
    for NURS 301.
6.  Students must complete all basic skills and general education requirements
    and must take two upper level, non-required elective courses for a total
    of four credits.
7.  The SVSU nursing department offers pre-nursing informational sessions each 
    semester.  Session dates are typically posted on the department website (see
    below) at the beginning of each semester.  Any student, whether applied or 
    admitted to SVSU or not, are welcome to attend.
8.  Students will be best served if they do the following before meeting with a
    nursing faculty advisor:
    A) review the FAQ page on the nursing website
    B) attend a pre-nursing open informational session, and
    C) schedule an appointment with the SVSU Office of Admissions at
       (989)964-4200 or admissions@svsu.edu to obtain at least an unofficial
       transcript evaluation which will then be available when meeting with a
       nursing faculty advisor during walk-in hours.
9.  Students seeking an LCC associate degree must fulfill specific graduation
    requirements. See the LCC Catalog for details.
10. This transfer guide requires basic skill levels in mathematics, reading, and 
    writing. To determine accurate course placement, students should take the 
    Computerized Placement Tests in the LCC Assessment Center (GB 200) prior to
    registration. For testing hours call (517) 267-5500.

For further information and advising, contact Rebecca Dewald, Coordinator for 
SVSU Transfer Student Programs and Services, at (989) 964-4200/(800) 968-9600 or
by email at rad@svsu.edu; or Andrea Frederick, SVSU RN-BSN Coordinator, at
(989) 964-4541, email asfreder@svsu.edu, or the Nursing Department website.      

    VISIT THE SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY WEBSITE AT http://www.svsu.edu.
                                                                                   
Effective from Fall 2013 through Summer 2014