Where do I start?
UM-Flint has a revolving admission policy and you may be admitted for fall, winter, spring, or summer. You can apply to the university online at Undergraduate Admissions. There is not a separate application required for the RN to BSN program, simply choose "BSN Completion" as your program of study when you apply.
How long are your semesters?
Fall and Winter semesters are 14 weeks each. Spring and Summer semesters are both seven weeks. Almost all nursing courses are available year-round to include the clinical courses.
How many credits will transfer?
The Office of Admissions will review your previous transcripts to determine your transfer credit. There is no limit on the number of credits that you can transfer; however, the University of Michigan-Flint has a 45-credit hour residency requirement to be granted a bachelor's degree. This means that you must take a minimum of 45 credits at our institution to be granted your BSN. This requirement is 30 credit hours if you are a previous graduate of the University of Michigan.
Can I start before receiving my RN license?
Yes you can! You may begin to complete general education and nursing foundation courses prior to gaining licensure. Enrollment into the nursing core courses is not allowed until proof of licensure has been verified. Contact an advisor if you have questions about this.
Can I test out of any course?
Yes you can! Credit by examination (CBE) is available for NSC 210 Pathophysiology for Registered Nurses, NSC 209 Basic Nutrition for Health Care Practitioners, and NSC 235 General Principles of Pharmacology for Registered Nurses. These courses are also available in the classroom and online. There is an exam fee required to attempt one of these exams. Contact an advisor for more information.
Is this program available online?
Yes it is! All program required coursework can be completed online. There are certain courses in the RN to BSN program that are only available online but most can also be taken in person if you choose. As a CCNE-accredited program, two clinical placements are required for this program. Your placement will require observation hours, but we have a Nursing Clinical Coordinator to assist you in establishing that placement in your local area. This program is designed for the working professional that seeks to further their education with a BSN. Many general education courses are available online, too, with the exception of natural science/lab. Most nursing students will already have credit for this with required coursework typical of an ADN program. Ask an advisor to be sure!