Oct 01, 2023  
2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Program for Registered Nurses (BSN)

Registered Nurse Program

The RN/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. (This may be done online.) Official copies of transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The RN Performance Evaluation, proof of RN licensure, Clinical Student Disclosure Statement and RN/BSN Data Form must be sent to the Department of Nursing. Ideally, all materials should be received no less than one month prior to the term for which the candidate is seeking admission. The University of Michigan-Flint has a revolving admission policy, which allows prospective students to be admitted in fall, winter, spring or summer. RN students completing prerequisites to the RN/BSN Program will be admitted to the School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS) as a pre-RN/BSN program major.

Formal admission to the program is determined by the Department of Nursing upon completion of all prerequisites. RNs must have earned at least a 2.75 GPA in their ADN program, have a current RN license, a satisfactory performance evaluation, a satisfactory Criminal Background Check, and a signed Clinical Student Disclosure Statement on file in order to be admitted to the program. If candidates do not initially meet the grade point average requirement, they will be required to complete 9 credits of coursework at the University of Michigan-Flint with a 3.0 or better GPA before beginning the RN/BSN core curriculum. Degree requirements must be completed within seven years of admission to the RN/BSN Program. Credit in nursing and in non-nursing courses may be acquired through transfer of credits, credit by examination (CBE), and by course enrollment. Students must earn grades of C+ (2.3) or higher in all prerequisite, NUR, and NSC coursework to be eligible for progression from semester to semester.
Students are required to participate in periodic program assessment, which enables the Department to test the efficacy of the curriculum.

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 the course. Credit may be earned by successful completion of the examinations for NSC 207  NSC 209   and NSC 233  . 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.

Advanced Placement

In an effort to support transition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, the Department of Nursing will validate 34 credits from your RN program as University of Michigan-Flint transfer credit.


  1. Completion of the following prerequisite courses with grades of C+ (2.3) or better:
    Prerequisite to Semester 1: ENG 112  or equivalent, NSC 373 .
    Pre-or co-requisite to Semester 1:
     NUR 308 ; one from:  NSC 168  (preferred), PHL 162 PHL 168 HCR 304 .
    Pre- or co-requisite to Semester 2: PSY 313  or SWR 301 NUR 202 .
    Prerequisite to Semester 3: NSC 207 , NSC 209  or NUR 205 NSC 233  or NUR 203 NSC 207 , NSC 209  and  NSC 233  may be completed as Credit by Examination (CBE).
  2. The School of Health Profession and Studies general education requirements  as found in the General Education Program section of this Catalog.
  3. Core Nursing Curriculum
    Semester 1: NUR 300 .
    Semester 2:
    NUR 255 , NUR 369 .
    Semester 3: NUR 407 , NUR 410 *
    Semester 4: 
    NUR 421 , NUR 430 *.
    *NUR 410  and NUR 430  are clinical courses; each requires six hours per week in the clinical setting.
  4. Four additional credits (six if NUR 255  is waived) of electives from NUR/NSC 350-399, NUR 499 .  NUR 369  will not count as Nursing elective credit.