Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Nursing Program for Registered Nurses (BSN)


School of Nursing (SON)  

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing 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.

Admission

Prospective students must file an application to the University through the University of Michigan-Flint Office of Undergraduate Admissions http://www.umflint.edu/admissions. Official copies of transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Proof of Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the United States must be validated in order to progress into select nursing courses and complete all degree requirements. Fifteen (15) University of Michigan-Flint credits are awarded upon validatioin of an unencumbered RN license within the United States.  The University of Michigan-Flint has a revolving admission policy, which allows prospective students to be admitted in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Before applying, out-of-state students, or those who may relocate during the program, should contact the School of Nursing to confirm that the University of Michigan-Flint is authorized to offer distance education in the student’s state of residence. The School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Office of Extended Learning, will determine the University’s status in that state.

University of Michigan-Flint students in a bachelor’s degree program are required to complete at least 120 credits including 45 UM-Flint credits (15 of which are granted for verification of RN licensure); in addition, the last 30 credits must be completed at UM-Flint.  Students earning a second bachelor’s degree or simultaneous bachelor’s degrees should review pertinent information in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of this Catalog.  

Progression in the Program

Students must earn grades of C+ (2.3) or better in all prerequisite, NUR and NSC coursework to fulfill degree requirements.

Students may need additional funds for uniforms, annual tuberculosis testing, and drug testing, medical equipment, background checks, health forms, pre-entrance physical examination, immunizations, CPR certification, health insurance, and textbooks. Requirements vary by experiential learning agency and are at the student’s expense.  Additional requirements may include a valid driver’s license, car insurance, and fingerprinting.  Students need to provide their own transportation to and from agencies.  Students must meet health requirements and background check requirements as well as any other agency-specific requirements. Students who are missing any requirements by the announced deadlines will be administratively dropped. Readmission for the next semester is dependent on available space.  Admitted and prospective students are encouraged to refer to the Undergraduate Nursing Student Handbook which can be found on the School of Nursing website.  http://www.umflint.edu/nursing for detailed program progression requirements.

Requirements


A. Nursing Core


NUR 412  is an experiential learning course requiring approximately 16 hours of volunteer activities in the community as well as other community-based activities. Faculty will work with students to identify acceptable experiential learning experiences that may take place in hospitals, community clinics, health departments, schools, or other suitable community organizations. NUR 420  is also an experiential learning course requiring approximately 16 hours of shadowing with a leader in the community.

B. Program Assessment


Students are required to participate in periodic program assessment, which enables the School of Nursing to test the efficacy of the curriculum.

C. Additional Requirements


Minimum Credits for the Degree:  120 credits