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Nursing Program for Registered Nurses (BSN)

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Nursing Department information  

The University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center 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 Curriculum 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 proof of RN license licensure, a satisfactory RN performance evaluation, a satisfactory Criminal Background Check, and a signed Clinical Student Disclosure Statement and Essential Abilities/Honor Code Pledge Form.  Students will need additional funds for 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 the clinical sites.  Students who do not provide verification of all required forms by the announced deadlines will not be permitted to elect a nursing clinical course.  Students must earn grades of C+ (2.3) or better in all prerequisite, NUR, and NSC coursework to fulfill degree requirement.

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.


  1. The School of Health Profession and Studies General Education Program  requirements include ENG 112  or EHS 120  or HON 156  or equivalent with a grade of C+ (2.3) or better.
  2. Nursing foundations. NSC 178  or NSC 180 PSY 313  or SWR 301 ; NUR 204 ; NSC 209  or NUR 205  and NSC 208 NSC 207  or NSC 210 NSC 233  or NSC 235  or NUR 203  and NSC 234 ; NUR 369 .
  3. Nursing core. NUR 255  or NUR 256 ; NUR 300 NUR 308  or NUR 316 NUR 407   or NUR 408 NUR 410  or NUR 412 *; NUR 420  or NUR 430 *, NUR 421 .
  4. Nursing electives. 4-6 additional credits of NSC or NUR courses numbered 350-399 (excluding NSC 373  and NUR 369 ), or NUR 499 .  Students with transfer credit for NUR 255  or NUR 256  must complete a minimum of 6 credits in Nursing electives.

Note: RN Licensure must be verified for enrollment in NUR 255 , NUR 256 , NUR 300 NUR 308 , NUR 316 NUR 407 , NUR 408 NUR 410 , NUR 412 , NUR 420 , NUR 421  and NUR 430 NUR 410 , NUR 412 , NUR 420  and NUR 430  are clinical courses; each requires six to eight hours per week in a clinical setting.

Program Assessment

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

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 120 credits

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