The University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management is designed for the student with a degree from an accredited BSN program or is completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from UM-Flint through either the RN to BSN, Traditional BSN, or Accelerated Second Degree BSN program. The certificate will prepare students for positions of leadership in their organizations. Admission Prospective students must file an application to the University of Michigan-Flint through the University’s Office of Undergraduate admissions. (http://www.umflint.edu/admissions) and be admitted to either the RN to BSN, Traditional BSN, or Accelerated Second Degree BSN program. Students who hold a degree from an accredited BSN program will be admitted as a transfer student. Official copies of transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. RN to BSN program students and students holding a BSN from an accredited BSN program must also provide proof of an unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the United States which must be validated in order to progress into select nursing courses and complete all certificate requirements.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management requires a minimum of 9-13 credits. Students must earn grades of C (2.0) or better in all coursework to fulfill certificate requirements.
Students can be admitted into a certificate program if they are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program; have earned a bachelor’s degree; or have not earned a bachelor’s degree but would like to earn a certificate. Degree-seeking students will declare the certificate program by submitting a change of program form in SIS and are eligible for aid while pursuing a bachelor degree program. If you are recent graduate of a UMF bachelor program you do not need to reapply to the university, if you have a completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution you will apply as a transfer student, and if you have been away from UMF for more than one year you will need to apply to this program as a readmit student.
Students must complete at least 9 credits at the University of Michigan-Flint in order to fulfill the residency requirement for certificates. This certificate program is not eligible for federal financial aid if a student is not currently pursuing a bachelor degree program. Students completing a certificate only are not allowed to participate in Commencement, however the certificate will appear on a student’s official transcript. An official diploma will be issued for this award and will state the area of the certificate earned.