Why Nursing?

A Personal Note to all Current and Prospective UM-Flint Nursing Students: 


 "I want students who study at the University of Michigan-Flint to be as passionate about being a nurse, nurse practitioner,  or  nurse educator  as I am.  I’m committed to making a difference in the lives of patients and students.  I believe in partnering with other members of the health care team to promote health, prevent disease, relieve the symptoms of illness, and restore people to maximum physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I’m committed to helping people as they heal from disease and strive to reach their highest level of health following an illness, injury or accident. I believe that people with genetic or acquired disabilities are inherently valuable members of society who deserve the best care that I can provide. I believe in basing my care on the latest, state of the science knowledge. I feel pride in my profession and its contributions to solving difficult health problems affecting  individuals, groups and communities.  I believe that nurses make a difference in the lives of people from the moment they take their first breath until they breathe their last. I believe that it’s a privilege to care for people’s health-related needs.  Nursing  is more than a career or a job to me.  It’s a profession that requires integrity, high ethical principles, dedication, and commitment.

I believe that nurses should use the most technically advanced, evidence-based and best professional practices available in contemporary education and health care.  Whether rich, poor or middle class,  I believe that people of all ages, races,  cultures, religions,  and national origins deserve affordable, accessible, quality nursing and health care. I believe that nurses should be leaders in health care and actively engaged in their communities. I believe that people are  interconnected with  each  another in one  global community  and that all of us on planet earth are more alike than we are different in our health care needs.  I believe that an education should energize, excite, and challenge you to think new thoughts, look for innovative, creative solutions to  today’s problems,  and prepare you to  face the inevitable changes in  health care that will perplex the world in the future.  If you share these beliefs and want to earn your BSN, MSN or DNP degree, come to the University of Michigan-Flint."


Sincerely yours,

Margaret M. Andrews, PhD, RN,FAAN,  CTN-A

Director and Professor of Nursing


Admission Requirements


Admission to the program is based on a competitive, blind application process that happens once a year. Cohorts begin in the fall semester. The application is available on the website the semester before you are seeking admission.

In order to be considered for admission, you must have met the following requirements:

Completion of the Program Prerequisites: A minimum of 4 out of the 8 must be completed in order to be eligible to apply, 2 of them must be science courses. All remaining prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the semester for which you are applying.
A minimum of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) of all prerequisite courses.
A minimum of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) of the most recent 30 credits completed.
A minimum of two references (one professional & one academic) - more are allowed but two are required.
An essay to accompany your application. The question is available in the application and changes from year to year.

Listing of prerequisite courses:

NSC 178 - Legal & Moral Decisions in Health Care;

PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology;

BIO 167 - Anatomy & Physiology I;

BIO 168 - Anatomy & Physiology II;

BIO 135 - Microbiology (with lab);

CHM 252 - Organic/Biochemistry;

NSC 207 - Pathophysiology;

NSC 209 - Nutrition;

NSC 233 - Pharmacology;

NUR 120 - Basic Skills (completed the Spring or Summer before program start)

Nursing Information Sessions

Info Session Information

Students interested in applying to nursing school are encouraged to attend an information session to get the latest information regarding the applicaiton process prior to applying.  Information sessions are available once a month and the schedule can be downloaded above.



Office of Admissions

Academic Advising Center

Transfer Equivalency Database

Prerequisite Courses and Program Curriculum Information

UM-FIND Interest Form


Advising for pre-nursing students is provided through the Academic Advising Center located in the University Pavilion (810-762-3085 or http://www.umflint.edu/advising/).

Application Process

The application period for Fall 2014 admission to the nursing program is now closed.  The Department of Nursing will be using a centralized nursing application for applicants applying in winter 2015 for fall 2015 admission.  The reference form will be an online form.  More information will be posted in fall 2014.




Course Samples

Course Samples:


Advising for pre-nursing students is provided through the Academic Advising Center located in the University Pavilion (810-762-3085 or http://www.umflint.edu/advising/).

Information Sessions

Please see below for links to specific Informaiton Sessions we Provide::


This program is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in a non-nursing field. The ASD BSN program is a full-time, 16-month program in which students are admitted to a “cohort” group. Nursing courses for this program are offered on campus during the fall, winter, spring and summer semesters. Applications are accepted once per year with a deadline in early January for fall admission. Students must submit an application to the Department of Nursing and obtain acceptance to the University.





Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), an examination in order to obtain a nursing license. These exams are developed and owned by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN). This program is accredited through June 2016 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Information and links about the news items that may be relevant to these students...

2014 Information Meetings