Admission Process for the Accelerated MSN Nursing Program:

Admission Requirements

The number of individuals admitted into the Master of Science in Nursing program is limited. Students are admitted for the winter semester only. Priority will be given to those not already accepted or enrolled in an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  •  Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (3.5 for graduate work)
  •  Current unencumbered RN license in the United States
  •  Three or more credits in college-level Chemistry with grade of “C” or better
  •  Three or more credits in college-level Statistics with grade of “C” or better
  • NOTE: Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting MSN course work, not prior to application.

 Please call 810-762-3420 with additional questions.


Application Process

To be considered for admission, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library. The Program Admissions Committee will evaluate your application once all items have been received.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of current unencumbered RN license (submit either a license verification printout or a photocopy of your license)
  • Professional Goal Statement describing your career objectives and areas of clinical interest. The statement should be a 500-word typewritten document that describes your reasons for pursuing a master of science in nursing degree and should reflect a strong sense of career direction. The statement should relate past experiences to advancing a career in nursing. Include:
  1. your purpose for undertaking or continuing graduate study
  2. your reasons for wanting to study at UM-Flint
  3. your research interests
  4. your professional plans and career goals

Please describe any past achievements in nursing including:

  1. any professional organization memberships or positions
  2. awards
  3. scholarships
  4. nominations
  5. certifications
  6. committee/project work
  7. other accomplishments you wish to include

   You also may explain any special circumstances applicable to your background and elaborate on any scholarly publications, achievements, abilities, and/or professional history.

  •  Three recommendations, including one from a doctorally- or master-prepared academician or researcher, a supervisor in an employment setting, and a practicing RN or APN, all familiar with your intellectual ability, academic achievement, and professional commitment. The recommendation form must be submitted (either online or in paper); you may submit letters of recommendation, but they must be accompanied by the recommendation forms.
  •  International students must submit additional documentation. Visit for details.
Application Deadlines

• April 1st

Admission applications and all supporting materials must be received by the Office of Graduate Programs by 5pm on the day of the deadline to be considered for admission to the MSN program.

Enrollment Deposit

If you are selected for admission to the accelerated MSN program, you will be required to pay a $500 enrollment deposit to reserve your seat. The deadline to pay the deposit will be indicated in your letter of admission.


 Please call 810-762-3420 with additional questions.


Course Samples for the MSN Nursing Program which will offer a Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration starting in January 2015:

Curriculum Requirements

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There will be a Full Time, 5 semester, MSN curriculum and a Part Time, 11 semester, MSN curriculum. Both consist of 51 credits with 728 hours of clinical built into the coursework.

Comparison DNP/MSN

DNP and MSN Comparison

Both the Doctor of Nursing Practice  (DNP) and the "Accelerated" Masters of Nursing Science (MSN) prepare nurses to be licensed Nurse Practitioners; the following table compares the two programs:

Criteria DNP MSN
Credit Hours 77-90 51
Time to Completion 4 Years Full Time / 6-7 years Part Time 5 Semesters - Full Time / 11 Semesters - Part Time
Course Work Load Full Time and Part Time Available Full Time and Part Time Available
Course Types Online, Plus up to 8 Campus Visits Online, Plus 6-8 Campus Visits
Grant Funding Nurse Faculty Loan Program Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Transfer/Waiver of Credits Up to 9 credits for MSN to DNP, 12 credits for BSN to DNP Up to 9 credits
Admission Term Fall Winter
Concentrations AGNP, FNP, ACNP, PMHNP FNP
Students Accepted Each Year up to 60 { 15 per concentration} 20 Students - Full Time + 10 Students Part-Time
Degree Awarded DNP MSN

Grant Funding (THROUGH 2014)

Note: The ANEE grant is concluded.  All Winter 2014 cohort funds have been awarded.
Grant funding is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administrations’ (HRSA) Advanced Nursing Education Expansion (ANEE) initiative, a $30 million, five-year investment, aimed at increasing the number of primary care nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives.


Why an MSN?

Why an MSN?

 The MSN program will prepare a student for advanced nursing practice in primary healthcare as a Family Nurse Practitioner. We offer both a full-time and a part-time curriculum. Our programs are taught using a distance-learning (online) format with minimal campus visits required (approximately 4-5 ). In addition, practicum courses require clinical site visits that are determined by the clinical instructor. These may require another campus visit.