Registered Nurse (R.N.) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

MyMichigan Health concentrates on promoting nursing excellence and optimum patient outcomes via several methods. One of these methods involves using evidence-based research: 

  • Formal research studies have demonstrated a direct link between registered nurse (RN) education levels and patient mortality rates. 
  • It has been demonstrated that an increase in the proportion of nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) is directly associated with a decrease in patient risk of death in healthcare settings. 

As a result of this strong evidence, MyMichigan Health will require all employed RNs, in all MyMichigan Health settings, to either hold or complete a BSN by January 1, 2025.  In addition, tuition assistance may be available to you.

Tuition Assistance 

Through the help of community partners, MyMichigan Health has funding available through our tuition reimbursement program, The Bernard F. and Melissa Anne Bailey Family Fund, as well as The Margaret Ann Riecker Institute for Nursing Excellence Program Fund. Many university-specific scholarships and grants also exist. Please keep in mind as you explore tuition support, most assistance programs have specific eligibility guidelines and application deadlines to be considered. 

Please contact Colleen Markel, Manager Workforce Development, at for any questions or concerns.