Department of Nursing News

Nursing Establishes Academic Partnership to Serve HIV-Positive Population

With support from the Academic Partnerships for Nurse Practitioner Students grant, the Department of Nursing, the GCHD, and Wellness AIDS Services have formed an academic partnership to provide care to the underserved HIV-positive population. UM-Flint NP students provide care for HIV-positive clients at the GCHD Primary Care Clinic, exemplifying the 2015 World AIDS Day theme: the time to act is now. On December 1, Wellness AIDS will offer free and confidential HIV testing in the Superior Room on the second floor of the University Center from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Nursing Salutes our Veterans

This Veterans Day, the Department of Nursing and Veterans' BSN program honored those who served. The VBSN program helps student veterans transition from military service to careers in nursing by building on prior medical training. Follow the link below to learn more about the VBSN program at UM-Flint and hear from student veterans about their experiences in the Department of Nursing.

Direct Admission for High School Students

Are you a high school student interested in pursuing nursing? Do you have a minimum 3.4 GPA and a 24 ACT score? If so, you could be considered as a direct admit to the University of Michigan-Flint's nursing program! Please click MORE to learn the details.

New Accelerated Program Helps Veterans Earn BSN Degrees

The University of Michigan-Flint Veterans' Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) program is open to all honorably or generally discharged service members with prior military healthcare training. For more information on this accelerated program, please contact the VBSN office at (810) 762-0605 or

Nursing in the 21st Century

Opportunities for nurses are abundant and are evolving in numerous challenging directions. At one time, nurses were primarily prepared for work in hospitals. Today, a large variety of rewarding opportunities is available, in a range of geographic and cultural settings. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students prepare to provide health care to people across their lifespan. RNs develop, implement, modify, and evaluate care for individuals, families, and communities through evidence-based practice. Theoretical and clinical learning experiences prepare students to provide care for the acutely and chronically ill and also to instruct clients in health promotion and disease and injury prevention. BSN students develop skills necessary to manage the healthcare needs of clients in a variety of settings. Nursing positions with the U.S. Public Health Services, Indian Health Service, and those seeking to be commissioned officers in the U.S. military require a BSN degree. A BSN degree allows for career flexibility and serves as the foundation for education at the Master’s (MSN) or Doctoral (DNP) level.

Our nation currently has the opportunity to transform its healthcare system. Nurses can and should play a fundamental role in a transformation that provides seamless, affordable, accessible, quality care. With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s healthcare workforce. According to U.S. News and World Report, the nursing profession ranks #6 in U.S. News Best Jobs for 2014 report. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, for the 2010-2020 decade, the need for RNs will grow 26% faster than overall average growth in other fields.