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2009-2010 Catalog 
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Basic Program (BSN)

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UM-F/HMC Basic BSN Program

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

Admission to the program is selective. Thirty-two to forty-five students are admitted for each fall and winter semester. Students may apply after completion of the first set of prerequisites. Application deadlines are January 20 and September 1. Late applications may be accepted if space becomes available. Application packets are available from the Office of Admissions, the Academic Advising and Career Center, or the Department of Nursing. If the student is not admitted and wants to be included in the next pool of applicants, the student must resubmit an updated application packet. Only complete packets are considered.

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 The BSN student is withdrawn from the program if prerequisites are not complete.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 cumulative College/University grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 to be considered for admission. Students must earn a grade of C+ (2.3) or higher in all prerequisite courses. A final grade of C+ (2.3) or better is necessary in all required nursing and elective courses (prefix NUR) to progress in the Nursing program. Students are required to participate in periodic program assessment, which enables the Department to test the efficacy of the curriculum.

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, medical equipment and professional textbooks. During some semesters, students need the use of an automobile to travel to their clinical assignments. 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. Contact the department for scheduled times.


    A.       BIO 135 ; BIO 167  and BIO 168 , both be taken at the same institution; CHM 150 , CHM 151  (waived with approval by Chemistry Department to enter CHM 252 ), ENG 111 , ENG 112 
              PSY 313  or SWR 301 ; NUR 110 .
    B.      Completion of a least four (4) prerequisite courses, including at least two in the sciences with grades of at least C+ (2.3), prior to application to the Nursing Program.
    C.      Completion of all prerequisite courses with grades of at least C+ (2.3) prior to beginning the program. Science credits must be no more than seven years old.

The following Basic BSN program requirements may be taken prior to entry into the program: CHM 252 ; NSC 168 , NSC 207 , NSC 209 , NSC 233 ; NUR 308 , and a few nursing electives (NUR courses numbered between 350 and 399).


  1. Completion of all prerequisite courses with grades of C+ (2.3) or better. Grades of C+ (2.3) or better in NSC 207 , NSC 209 , NSC 233 , NSC 168  and all NUR courses required for progression in the program.
  2. The School of Health Professions and Studies general education requirements  as found in the General Education Program section of this Catalog.
  3. Completion of the Core Nursing Curriculum with grades of C+ (2.3) or better:
    Semester 1: CHM 252  (3); NSC 207 * (3); NUR 202  (3), NUR 220  (6).
    Semester 2: NSC 209  (3), NSC 233 * (3); NUR 250  (6), NUR 308  (3).
    Semester 3: NUR 255  (2), NUR 320  (6) NUR 369  (3) (if not taken earlier); NSC 168  (3).
    Semester 4: NUR 330  (5), NUR 335  (6).
    Semester 5: NUR 405  (5), NUR 407  (2), NUR 410  (6).
    Semester 6: NUR 430  (5), NUR 435  (5).

    *NSC 207  and NSC 233  may not be taken on-line.
  4. Two electives (4 credits total) from NUR 350-399, 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 Admissions and to the Student Affairs Committee of the Department of Nursing. 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 they are readmitted.

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