Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is designed for students who do not already hold a registered nursing license. While completing pre-requisite requirements, students are enrolled in the School of Health Professions and Studies as a Pre-Nursing student. Advising for pre-nursing students takes place in the Academic Advising and Career Center (AACC) located on the second floor of the University Pavilion.

Traditional BSN applications for Fall 2015 will be accepted between Monday, December 1, 2014 through Friday, January 16, 2015. Application is below.

Fall 2015 Application

Reference Form (This is a revised reference form. Both old reference forms and revised reference forms will be accepted with the nursing application.)

Info Sessions

Students interested in applying to either the traditional or accelerated second degree nursing program are encouraged to attend an information session to get the latest information regarding the application process prior to applying. Information sessions are available once a month.

Nursing Application

To be admitted into the Traditional BSN program, you must complete an application packet (please see link above), due mid-January for fall admission and mid-September for winter admission.  Participation in the Pre-Nursing program does not ensure acceptance into the Traditional BSN program.  Admission to the BSN program is competitive.  Up to 45 students are selected from the applicant pool each fall and winter semester. 

An applicant’s prerequisite and overall grade point average (based on the last 30 credits) must be 3.0 or higher.  It is likely that the prerequisite GPA and overall GPA of accepted students may be well above minimum requirements. 

In addition, two academic/professional references are required.  At least one reference must be from a college/university instructor.  Applicants are also required to complete a one-page essay.  Students who have attended a previous nursing program must be eligible for progression/reacceptance to the previous program without reservation. 

Applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with their application.  A minimum total score of 83 is required.  A minimum score of 17 is required in listening, reading, writing, and speaking.  Students needing to schedule a TOEFL exam can do so at

Prerequisite Courses

Four prerequisites (at least two must be science courses) are required before applying to the Nursing program.  All are required before beginning the Nursing Core Curriculum.    CHM 150/1 together count as one course.

A minimum grade of C+ is required for prerequisite courses.  The exception is chemistry; a grade of C is acceptable in chemistry.

Biology courses must be no more than seven years old. If yours are older, speak to an advisor about options.

If you have taken previous chemistry courses but not CHM 150/1, you must be eligible to take CHM 252 your first year in the program. The Chemistry department will determine eligiblity.

BIO 167 - Human Anatomy & Physiology (4) ENG 111 - College Rhetoric (3)
BIO 168 - Human Anatomy & Physiology (4) ENG 112 - Critical Writing & Reading (3)
BIO 135 - Microbiology Basics (4) NUR 110 - Intro to Professional Nursing (2)
CHM 150/151 General Chemistry for Health Services / Lab (3/1) NSC 207 - Disease Processes & the Human System (3)


The GenoPro medical genogram software is used in select Community Health Nursing courses. University of Michigan-Flint students, faculty, and staff may download this software free of charge by clicking this link to my.umflintUsers will be prompted to log in using their Uniqname and LAN password.