Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) Nursing Program
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 2019 information meeting schedule is available for download 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 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.|
|Application Deadline: JANUARY 25, 2019; 5:00 p.m.|
To apply for admission to the Nursing program, you must be admitted to the University of Michigan-Flint. When you click the link to the electronic application, you will be prompted to log in with your UM-Flint credentials. To prepare for the application, you may refer to the winter 2019 application linked below, but ALL fall 2019 applications will be submitted electronically.
To submit your application, you must be prepared to upload the following documents. Please have them ready when you begin the application:
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:
The application for fall 2019 admission is available here: https://formassembly.umflint.edu/6022
FOR REFERENCE ONLY, the application for winter 2019 is available here.
Please note: Non-native English speakers, non-United States citizens, and/or students not born in the United States must submit official scores for one of the following three tests with the nursing application: the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum total score of 85 and scores of at least 20 in each of the subtopics, the International English Languages Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum 6.5 overall score and 6.5 in each subtopic, or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum overall score of 80.
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).
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.
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.