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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Program for Registered Nurses (BSN)

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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.


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. 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 45 UM-Flint credits; the last 30 credits must be completed at UM-Flint.  BSN degree-seeking students must complete a minimum of 120 credits which may include both transfer credits and UM-Flint credits.  Students earning a Second Bachelor’s Degree or a Simultaneous Bachelor’s Degree should review the University Catalog http://catalog.umflint.edu.  In addition to the minimum 120 overall credits, minimum 45 UM-Flint credits, and the last 30-credit hour University bachelor’s degree requirements, students must also satisfy all requirements for the degree they are pursuing.

Progression in the Program

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

Students will 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 clinical 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 clinical 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.


Students without a previous bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution must complete the School of Nursing General Education requirements.

A. Nursing Foundation/Prerequisites

C. Nursing Electives

D. Program Assessment

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

E. Additional Requirements

Minimum Credits for the Degree:  120 credits

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