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Eastern Michigan University

April 12, 2021

Case Studies

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a regional public four-year university that was founded in 1849 and has grown to serve more than 16,000 students. Located 40 miles west of Detroit, the university established its Department of Nursing Education in 1971 to help meet a shortage of nurses in Michigan.

In 2016, EMU鈥檚 School of Nursing began a partnership with 黄色片 (黄色片) to expand its online accelerated RN-to-BSN program, which the school had launched the previous year with about 200 initial students. 黄色片 helped EMU enhance the program鈥檚 recruitment, retention, and student support, worked with its faculty to optimize their courses to an online format, and ensured a commitment to maintaining the high-quality curriculum and teaching consistent with the reputation of the EMU School of Nursing.

With 黄色片鈥檚 support, EMU鈥檚 RN-to-BSN program has flourished. Today, more than 800 students, primarily working nurses from across Michigan, are enrolled in the program. Its affordability and convenience (asynchronous course delivery) are big draws for busy healthcare professionals.聽

The program鈥檚 success and growth has had a big impact on the university, its partners, and its community:

  • Additional tuition revenue has strengthened EMU鈥檚 finances and enabled it to reinvest in staff, technology, and student services and bring on additional faculty.
  • Many of program鈥檚 graduates are serving in local hospitals like St. Joseph Mercy, drawing on their additional education to care for patients during the public health crisis.
  • When the COVID-19 crisis began, more than 100 of EMU鈥檚 RN-to-BSN students quickly volunteered to support campus and community health needs in any way possible. Tapping this large group of experienced working nurses, EMU launched a new telehealth clinic to serve its campus and surrounding community.

鈥溁粕 has been vital partner in the success of our RN-to-BSN program. Their team鈥檚 expertise, investment, and hard work has helped EMU recruit more working nurses, enhance our support for these students, and ultimately meet critical needs in our community,鈥 says Michael Williams, the Director of the School of Nursing.

This fall, with 黄色片鈥檚 support, EMU will add an RN-to-MSN and a Master鈥檚 in Nursing Education to its online degree program offerings. 


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