Associate of Science (Nursing) - Collaborative with Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

BGSU Firelands


Amy Jo Planthaber - Registrar/Bursar Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Jennifer Buening - Academic Counselor, Academic and Career Counseling, BGSU Firelands

Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing (FRMCSN) has provided excellence in nursing education for over 100 years. The school is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. When students complete the three-year program they receive a diploma in nursing from FRMCSN which qualifies graduates to take the registered nurse licensure examination. Graduates also receive an Associate of Science degree from BGSU Firelands. A LPN to RN program is also provided including a 2-year option (RN diploma with some college credit).

A variety of educational options are provided for students at Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing:

  • Associate of Science Degree (awarded from BGSU Firelands). This degree is earned simultaneously with the Nursing Diploma. The Associate of Science degree includes all prerequisites for those nurses who choose to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program.
  • 3-year Nursing Diploma (awarded from Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing). The Diploma Program provides the ideal educational experience, allowing students to apply skills learned throughout the nursing program. Students are given the opportunity to provide direct patient care in a variety of clinical settings.
  • 2-year LPN to RN Program. This program is an accelerated option for LPNs to achieve an RN diploma. These students take selected BGSU Firelands courses but do not receive an Associate of Science degree.

Students can elect to continue their studies to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for Registered Nurses. See section on Bachelor of Science in Nursing.