About the Program


The Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) program is designed for students with a previous bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or veterans who do not yet have a Registered Nurse (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.

NEW PROGRAM: The ASD to MSN program allows students to complete the ASD program and have early assurance admission to the Accelerated MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner) program. Please see the Program tab below for further information.

Students interested in applying to the Accelerated Second Degree program are encouraged to attend an information session to get the latest details regarding the application process prior to applying. The information meeting schedule is available for download below. Please note: the November and December 2018 information meetings will be delivered in-person only. There will be no webcast for these meetings.

School of Nursing Information Meetings



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 Nursing 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.

Admission to the ASD Program is selective and competitive. Up to 40 students are admitted twice per year.

In order to be considered for admission, you must have met the following requirements:
Applied to the University of Michigan-Flint and have a complete application (including official transcripts) on file in the Undergraduate Admissions Office
A minimum of four out of the nine program prerequisites must be completed by the deadline date in order to be eligible to apply. Two of them must be science courses. All remaining preprequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the program.
A minimum of a 2.3 (C+) in each prerequisite course and a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 of completed prerequisite courses by application. Only the prerequisite courses listed below will be calculated in prerequisite GPA.
A minimum GPA of 2.75 of the most recent 30 credits completed.
A minimum of two references (one professional and one academic). A maximum of three references is allowed, but two are required.
A one-page essay. The question is available in the application and changes from year to year.


Nursing Application:


Application Deadline:


A new electronic application will be used for fall 2019 admission. It will be available in mid-December. To prepare for the application, you may refer to the winter 2019 application linked below, but ALL fall 2019 applications will be submitted electronically.

The essay prompt for fall 2019 will remain the same.

You may start seeking references. Two professional references are required but not more than three. At least one reference must be from a faculty member/instructor. References may be submitted in a number of ways:

  • Email the FormAssembly link (https://formassembly.umflint.edu/6043) to your reference and ask him/her to submit the form (preferred)
  • Provide your reference with a printed copy of the form linked below and ask him/her to email it to UMFlintNursingApplication@umich.edu
  • Provide your reference with a printed copy of the form and ask him/her to complete it and return it to you in a sealed envelope with your name written across the back. It will then be your responsibility to mail or deliver the form the School of Nursing. Mailing address: 303 E. Kearsley St., 2180 WSW Building, Flint, MI 48502, Attn: Sean Minty
Please note: the electronic application asks you to attach unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities attended. Your official transcripts MUST be on file with the UM-Flint Office of Admissions.
The electronic application also asks you to attach signed copies of the Essential Abilities form and Clinical Student Disclosure statement linked below. Please fill these forms in completely, print and sign them, and upload scanned copies when you complete your application.

The application for winter 2019 is available here. The application for fall 2019 will be available in mid-December.

Reference form

Essential Abilities Form

Clinical Student Disclosure Statement

Please note: An English language proficiency exam is required for ALL non U.S. citizens, non-native English speaking applicants, and those not born in the U.S. even if you are a permanent resident and regardless of enrollment in an English educational system. Students are allowed to complete TOEFL (must be internet based), MELAB or IELTS. TOEFL is offered through the University of Michigan-Flint. More information about the TOEFL at UM-Flint can be found here. MELAB locations can be found here. Please contact undergraduate program manager Maris Gilles at mgilles@umflint.edu for minimum score requirements.


For an official listing of program curriculum, please consult the UM-Flint Catalog.



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). 


ASD to MSN Program
Accelerated second degree bsn to accelerated msn (Family nurse practitioner)

If you have no background in Nursing but are interested in pursuing a career in advanced practice nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), this program is an opportunity for you. For more information on this program, please review the ASD to MSN Information Packet.


program costs

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.