South University, Novi adds Bachelor of Science in nursing program

South University, Novi announced the addition of a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to the offerings of the Twelve Mile Road campus. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in the nursing field.

“This is a great time to add a nursing program in this area. There are a growing number of students seeking education and training in nursing and health care programs,” said Ted Blashak, president of South University, Novi. “The curriculum is comprehensive, and I expect students accepted into the program will find it engaging and challenging.”

South University’s Nursing Program Director, Rosalind Woodson, says the program is designed for the non-registered nurse student seeking a career in the nursing profession. “South University already offers advanced practice graduate programs in nurse practitioner specializations and an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for nurses with current registration. This is our first program for undergraduates that want to pursue nursing.”

Students accepted into the program may complete prerequisite courses in as few as six quarters and then apply for admission to the nursing program, which is taught over seven quarters. The program allows highly motivated full-time students to complete the program of study in nursing in a concentrated period of time. After successful completion of the nursing program, the graduate must pass the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEXRN) in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a registered nurse.*

For information on requirements to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, transfer credits and the admission process, please contact the admissions office at 248.675.0200 or visit

Limited Access Program
Nursing is a limited access program. Qualified applicants are considered for selection after successful completion of all prerequisite courses and all admission requirements.

About the College of Nursing and Public Health
In December of 2010, South University announced the College of Nursing and Public Health received a 10-year accreditation for its traditional and online baccalaureate and master’s degree programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The 10-year accreditation is the result of an examination of an extensive self-study and a comprehensive onsite evaluation of the College’s curricula and resources in April 2010 by CCNE representatives.

Acknowledged as the nation’s top nursing school review body, CCNE awarded the College of Nursing and Public Health the highest level of accreditation a nursing program can receive. The accreditation confirms to current and prospective students that South University offers programs of study in nursing that are nationally recognized and reaffirms the College of Nursing and Public Health as a leader in nursing education.

CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education may be contact at this address: One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036-1120; 202-887-6791;

For more information about the job outlook for registered nurses, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook at

About South University
Established in 1899, South University ( is a private, accredited, academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University offers over 50 degree programs across its 15 campuses located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University. OH Registration # 11-07-1971T; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2987.

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