Apr 01, 2020  
2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Traditional Program (BSN)

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University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Traditional BSN Program

The University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Traditional BSN Program is for students who are earning a 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. 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. To learn details of the application and selection processes, prospective applicants are encouraged to attend Nursing Information Meetings, held regularly throughout the school year. Review the department’s website for scheduled times.

Students may apply after the successful completion of four program prerequisites, including at least two (2) science courses (one of which must be a biology course). Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their most recent thirty (30) credits to be considered for admission. A minimum 3.0 grade point average in prerequisite courses (combined) is also required. It is likely that the prerequisite GPAs and overall GPAs of accepted students will be well above minimum requirements. Students must earn grades of C+ (2.3) or better in all prerequisite courses with the exception of chemistry, for which a grade of C (2.0) is acceptable. All pre-nursing prerequisite courses must be successfully completed prior to beginning Semester 1 of the University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Traditional BSN Program. Admitted BSN students who do not successfully complete all pre-nursing prerequisite courses will be withdrawn from the program. Admission decisions are made by the Nursing Undergraduate Selection Committee and are final; there is no appeal process.

Non-native English speakers and/or non-United States citizens 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.

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.

Students admitted to the University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Traditional BSN Program are charged according to a tuition and fee schedule specific to BSN students, and this fee structure is used for all courses elected while in the program. Students will need additional funds for uniforms, annual tuberculosis and drug testing, medical equipment, background checks, health forms, and textbooks. 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 and background check requirements as mandated by their clinical sites. Students who do not provide verification of health requirements and background checks by the announced deadlines will be disenrolled. Readmission for the next semester is dependent on available space.

Pre-Nursing Curriculum
This curriculum is designed for students who plan to enter the Traditional 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 Traditional BSN Program; admission is selective.


  1. BIO 135 ; BIO 167 , BIO 168 ; CHM 150 , CHM 151   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 at least four (4) prerequisite courses, including at least two (2) in the sciences, one of which must be a biology course, 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. Biology credits must be no more than seven (7) years old. A competency exam is available through the Department of Nursing. 

The following Traditional BSN program requirements may be taken prior to entry into the program: CHM 252 ; one from NSC 178 NSC 209 , NSC 233 ; NUR 308 ; PSY 313  or SWR 301 ; and a few nursing electives.


  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 1; NUR 202 , NUR 220 , PSY 313 * or SWR 301 
    Semester 2: NSC 209 *, NSC 233 ; NUR 250 , NUR 308 .
    Semester 3: NSC 178 *, NUR 255 , NUR 320 , NUR 369 *
    Semester 4: NUR 330 , NUR 335 .
    Semester 5: NUR 405 , NUR 407 , NUR 410 .
    Semester 6: NUR 362 , NUR 430 , NUR 435 .
    *May be taken online.
    1CHM 252 may be waived if a combination of other chemistry coursework is approved as equivalent biochemistry content by the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department.
  5. Four additional nursing elective credits 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 Traditional 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.

Program Assessment

Students are required to participate in periodic program assessment, which enables the Department to test the efficacy of the curriculum.  In the final two semesters 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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