UM-Flint Department of Nursing Website
The RN to BSN Program is designed for the student who is a graduate of a state-approved nursing program and already holds a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States. Persons interested in applying for admission to the program should contact the Department of Nursing office to obtain the appropriate forms and information. An application to the University must be completed and returned to the University of Michigan-Flint Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Official copies of transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Recent graduates of Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs are allowed to be admitted and begin the curriculum, but proof of Registered Nurse (RN) licensure must be provided to the Department of Nursing in order to progress into the Nursing Core courses and complete all degree requirements. The University of Michigan-Flint has a revolving admission policy, which allows prospective students to be admitted in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.
RNs must have earned at least a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in their ADN program as well as submit required nursing paperwork to the Department of Nursing including: proof of RN license, a satisfactory RN performance evaluation, a satisfactory Criminal Background Check, and signed Clinical Student Disclosure Statement and Essential Abilities/Honor Code Pledge Form. Submission of all required paperwork must be done prior to entering the Nursing Core curriculum and is done ideally upon admission. If candidates do not initially meet the grade point average requirement, they will be required to complete 9 credits of coursework at the University of Michigan-Flint with a 3.0 or better GPA before beginning the RN to BSN Nursing Core curriculum. Degree requirements must be completed within seven years of admission to the RN to BSN Program. Credit in nursing and in non-nursing courses may be acquired through transfer of credits, credit by examination (CBE), and by course enrollment. Students must earn grades of C+ (2.3) or better in all prerequisite, NUR, and NSC coursework to fulfill degree requirements.
Students are required to participate in periodic program assessment, which enables the Department to test the efficacy of the curriculum.
Credit by Examination
The earning of credit by examination (CBE) is based on the premise that the knowledge and skills acquired through course completion may be validated in other ways. Passing a standardized examination validates mastery of subject matter of a course. Credit may be earned by successful completion of the examinations for NSC 209 , NSC 210 and NSC 235 . Each examination may be taken no more than twice. If a student does not pass an exam on the second attempt, enrollment in the course is required. There is a fee for each exam attempt.
- The School of Health Profession and Studies General Education Program requirements to include ENG 112 or EHS 120 with a grade of C+ (2.3) or better.
- Nursing Foundation: NSC 180 ; PSY 313 or SWR 301 ; NUR 204 ; NSC 209 or NUR 205 and NSC 208 ; NSC 210 ; NSC 235 or NUR 203 and NSC 234 ; NUR 369 .
- Nursing Core: NUR 256 ; NUR 300 ; NUR 316 ; NUR 408 ; NUR 412 *; NUR 420 *, NUR 421 .
- Nursing Electives: 4-6 additional credits of NUR or NSC courses numbered 350-399 (excluding NUR 369 ), or NUR 499 .
Note: RN Licensure must be verified for enrollment in NUR 256 , NUR 300 , NUR 316 , NUR 408 , NUR 412 , NUR 420 , and NUR 421 . NUR 412 and NUR 420 are clinical courses; each requires six to eight hours per week in a clinical setting.
Students are required to participate in periodic program assessment, which enables the Department to test the efficacy of the curriculum. In the last semester of the curriculum, students are required to take a comprehensive nationally-normed exam. Students must achieve a satisfactory score (as determined by the Department of Nursing) on this comprehensive exam prior to graduation.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accrediting body of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, granted ten-year accreditation to the baccalaureate program in Nursing in April 2006.