Jun 24, 2018  
2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Basic Program (BSN)

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University of Michigan-Flint Hurley Medical Center Basic BSN Program

The University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Basic BSN Program is for students who are earning Bachelor’s degree as they prepare for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Admission to the Program
Admission to the program is selective. Students are admitted each Fall and Winter semester. Students may apply after the successful completion of  four (4) program prerequisites, including at least two science courses. Application deadlines and application packets are available on the Department of Nursing website.  Only complete packets are considered.  A student who is not admitted and wants to be included in the next pool of applicants, must resubmit an updated application packet. 

The Pre-Nursing courses are prerequisites for the University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Basic BSN Program. The BSN student is withdrawn from the program if prerequisites are not complete. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their most recent thirty (30) credit hours to be considered for admission.  Students must earn grades of C+ (2.3) or better in all prerequisite courses with exception of chemistry, for which a grade of C (2.0) is acceptable.

Non-native English speakers must submit Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with their applications.  A minimum total score of 83 and scores of at least 17 in each of listening, reading, speaking and writing are required.

Admissions decisions are made by the Department of Nursing Undergraduate Selection Committee and are final.  There is no appeal process. 

Progression in the Program
Final grades of C+ (2.3) or better in all required nursing and elective courses (prefix NUR/NSC) are required for progression in the Nursing program. It is likely the prerequisite GPAs and overall GPAs of accepted students will be well above minimum requirements.

Students admitted to the University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Basic BSN Program are charged according to a tuition and fee schedule specific to BSN students, and this fee structure is used for all courses taken while in the program. Students need additional funds for uniforms, annual tuberculosis and drug testing, medical equipment, background checks, yearly health forms, and textbooks. During some semesters, students need the use of an automobile to travel to their clinical assignments. Transportation to and from clinical agencies is the responsibility of the student.  Additional requirements may include a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Requirements vary by clinical agency. A pre-entrance physical examination, immunizations, CPR certification, and health insurance will be required at the student’s expense. Students must meet health requirements as mandated by their clinical sites. Students who do not provide verification of health requirements by the announced deadlines will be disenrolled. Readmission for the next semester is dependent on space available.

Pre-Nursing Curriculum
This curriculum is designed for students who plan to enter the Basic BSN program. Students must meet University of Michigan-Flint admission requirements. Application may be made at any time after the beginning of the senior year of high school. The Department of Nursing highly recommends high school college preparatory courses in biology, chemistry, English, and mathematics. Upon admission to the University, Pre-Nursing students are enrolled in the School of Health Professions and Studies. Pre-Nursing students in the School of Health Professions and Studies should be aware that completion of the curriculum does not insure acceptance into the Basic BSN Program; admission is selective. To learn details of the application and selection processes, prospective applicants are encouraged to attend Department of Nursing Information Meetings, held regularly throughout the school year. Review the department’s website for scheduled times.


  1. BIO 135 ; BIO 167 , BIO 168 ; CHM 150 , CHM 151  (waived with approval by Chemistry Department to enter CHM 252 ), ENG 111 , ENG 112 ; NSC 207 NUR 110 .
  2. Completion of a least four (4) prerequisite courses, including at least two (2) in the sciences with grades of at least C+ (2.3) with the exception of chemistry, for which a grade of C (2.0) is  acceptable, prior to application to the Nursing Program.   
  3. Completion of all prerequisite courses with grades of at least C+ (2.3) with the exception of chemistry, for which a grade of C (2.0) is acceptable, prior to beginning the program. Science credits must be no more than seven (7) years old.  

The following Basic BSN program requirements may be taken prior to entry into the program: CHM 252 ; one from NSC 168  (preferred), PHL 162 *, PHL 168 *, HCR 304 *; NSC 209 , NSC 233 ; NUR 308 ; PSY 313  or SWR 301 ; and a few nursing electives NSC 350-399; NUR 350-399; excluding NUR 369 ; NUR 499 .


  1. Completion of the HESI Admission Assessment after formal admission to the Nursing Program.
  2. Completion of all prerequisite courses with grades of C+ (2.3) or better with the exception  of chemistry, for which a grade of C (2.0) is acceptable.  
  3. The School of Health Professions and Studies General Education requirements  as found in the General Education Program section of this Catalog.
  4. Completion of the Core Nursing Curriculum with grades of C+ (2.3) or better, with the exception of chemistry, for which a grade of C (2.0) is acceptable. 
    Semester 1: CHM 252 ; NUR 202 , NUR 220 , PSY 313 * or SWR 301 
    Semester 2: NSC 209 *, NSC 233 ; NUR 250 , NUR 308 .
    Semester 3: NUR 255 , NUR 320 , NUR 369 *; one from; NSC 168 * (preferred), PHL 162 *, PHL 168 *, HCR 304 *.
    Semester 4: NUR 330 , NUR 335 .
    Semester 5: NUR 405 , NUR 407 , NUR 410 . .
    Semester 6: NUR 430 , NUR 435 .
    *May be taken online.
  5. Completion of NUR 362  prior to Semester 6.
  6. Four additional credits in electives from: NSC 350-399, NUR 350-399 (excluding NUR 369 ),  NUR 499 .

The curriculum is designed for full-time students to complete in three years after acceptance into the Basic BSN Program. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Interruption of Program

Students who do not successfully complete NUR 220  cannot continue in the Nursing Program. To be considered for readmission, the student must reapply to the Nursing Program. Students who elect to withdraw from their program may experience a delay before reinstatement, due to enrollment limits. Students who remain enrolled without interruption in their program are given priority in assignment to clinical courses. Any student considering interruption of the program should discuss this with his/her academic advisor in advance.

Readmission to the Program

Students at the University of Michigan-Flint who are not enrolled for either a Fall or Winter semester must make application for readmission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and to the Undergraduate Nursing Student Affairs Committee. Decisions on applications for readmission are dependent upon availability of space in clinical nursing courses and the student’s previous academic standing. The student may be required to make adjustments according to the curriculum in effect for the semester into which he/she is readmitted.

Program Assessment

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.


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