About the Program
The Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) program is designed for students with a previous bachelor's degree who do not yet have an RN license. The ASD Program is a concentrated sixteen-month program of study that will prepare you to meet the healthcare needs of a diverse society.
Students interested in applying to the Accelerated Second Degree program are encouraged to attend an information session to get the latest information regarding the application process prior to applying. Information sessions are held once a month, and the schedule can be downloaded below.
Students who wish to join the ASD BSN program must first apply to the University of Michigan-Flint for admission as a transfer student. While completing prerequisite requirements, you will enroll in the University of Michigan-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies as a pre-nursing student. The University of Michigan-Flint has a revolving admission policy, and you may be admitted to the university to begin prerequisite work in fall, winter, spring, or summer. Students then apply to the nursing program in late fall for admission the following fall.
Admission to the ASD Program is selective and competitive. Up to 40 students are admitted once per year, and cohorts begin in the fall semester.
|In order to be considered for admission, you must have met the following requirements:|
|Admitted to the University and have a University of Michigan-Flint ID number|
|A minimum of four out the nine program prerequisites must be completed in or order to be eligible to apply. Two of them must be science courses. All remaining preprequisite courses must be completed prior to the fall start of the program.|
|A minimum of a 2.3 (C+) in each prerequisite course and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 of completed prerequisite courses by application|
|A minimum GPA of 3.0 of the most recent 30 credits completed.|
|A minimum of two references (one professional and one academic). A maximum of three references are allowed, but two are required.|
|A one-page essay. The question is available in the application and changes from year to year|
|Science Prerequisite Courses:|
|BIO 167: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits) *|
|BIO 168: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits) *|
|BIO 135: Microbiology (with lab) (4 credits) *|
|CHM 252: Organic/Biochemistry (3 credits)|
|NCS 207: Pathophysiology (3 credits)|
|* Must be completed within seven years of application. In lieu of retaking the course, a National League of Nursing (NLN) competency exam is available through the Department of Nursing. The cost is $80 per exam.|
|Non-Science Prerequisite Courses:|
NCS 178: Legal & Moral Decisions in Health Care (3 credits)
PSY 313: Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
NSC 209: Nutrition (3 credits)
NSC 233: Pharmacology (3 credits)
|NUR 120: Basic Skills (to be completed after admission in the spring or summer before program starts) (1 credit)|
Prerequisite courses completed at another institution must transfer as the equivalent to UM-Flint's prerequisite requirements. Students should utilize the UM-Flint transfer database to determine if coursework completed outside UM-Flint will satisfy prerequisite coursework for the ASD program.
Applications accepted December 1, 2014 – January 16, 2015 for Fall 2015 admission.
The nursing application will be available November 1, 2014. The required form for your academic and professional references can be downloaded here: Reference Form 2014.
Please note: the TOEFL is required for ALL non U.S. citizens and non-native English-speaking applicants, regardless of enrollment in an English educational system. A minimum total score of 83 and a minimum of 17 in each section is required for application to the nursing program.
The Department of Nursing will be transitioning to an electronic nursing centralized application (Nursing CAS) in Fall 2015 for Fall 2016 admission. For more information, please visit the Nursing CAS website.
In the ASD program, students will complete 12-17 credits each semester for 4 semesters. Below is an overview of the ASD program. For an official listing of program curriculum, please consult the UM-Flint Catalog.
|Semester One (Fall)|
|NUR 202||Health Assessment||3 credits|
|NUR 240||Adult Care I||9 credits|
|NUR 308*||Research in Nursing||3 credits|
|Semester Two (Winter)|
|NUR 340||Adult Care II||9 credits|
|NUR 405||Mental Health Nursing||5 credits|
|Semester Three (Spring/Summer)|
|NUR 330||Maternity Nursing||5 credits|
|NUR 336||Parent-Child Nursing||5 credits|
|NUR 369*||Transcultural Health Care||3 credits|
Theoretical Concepts of Population-Centered Nursing
|Semester Four (Fall)|
|NUR 362||Professional Nursing for Entry Into Practice||1 credit|
|NUR 402||Clinical Synthesis of Population-Centered Nursing||2 credits|
|NUR 436||Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge and Practice||4 credits|
|NUR 440||Leadership and Management in Nursing||5 credits|
* NUR 308 and NUR 369 may be completed prior to admission to the program.
Graduates of the ASD program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), an examination required to obtain a nursing license. These exams are developed and owned by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN).
Students admitted to the ASD program will incur costs including, but not limited to, those associated with clinical/health requirements, textbooks, clinical/laboratory supplies, uniforms, transportation to and from clinical sites, and fees associated with clinical placements. Tuition for the ASD program is the Generic Nursing rate under Undergraduate Nursing Tuition.
Does UM-Flint's ASD program have a wait list?
No. UM-Flint does not have a wait list. The ASD program is a competitive admission based on prerequisite GPA, last 30 credit GPA, references, and an essay.
My first degree is still in progress. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes, as long as your degree is completed prior to our fall start.
How do students apply for this program?
Application for the ASD program requires a student to submit two separate applications: one to UM-Flint and one to the Department of Nursing. The nursing application includes the application form, two reference forms, and an essay question.
Is the application online?
The nursing application is available on our website to download as a Word file. Students can fill the application out in Word, however it must be printed and submitted as a hard copy. Those applying Fall 2015 for Fall 2016 admission will be using an online nursing application (Nursing CAS).