Associate of Science (Nursing) - Collaborative with Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Dorothy Girard, BSBA—Registrar/Bursar Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Amy Jo Planthaber—Academic Advisor, Student Services, 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. 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 number of the BGSU Firelands courses are provided on the FRMCSN campus. A LPN to RN program is also provided including a 2-year accelerated option (RN diploma with some college credit) or a 3-year option from which students receive the RN diploma and the Associate of Science degree from BGSU Firelands.
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.
- 3-year LPN to RN Program. LPN students receive advanced standing and a reduction in hours for medical/surgical and maternal/child nursing courses. These students receive an RN diploma and an Associate of Science Degree.
- 2-year Fast LANE 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.