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.

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:


Applications for fall 2019 admission may be submitted to the School of Nursing from December 1, 2018 - January 11, 2019 by 5:00 pm. Applications must be postmarked by January 11, 2019
Applications for winter 2019 admission may be submitted to the School of Nursing from August 1, 2018 – September 14, 2018 by 5:00 pm.  Applications must be postmarked by September 14, 2018

Completed applications may be submitted in person or via US mail to the School of Nursing with ALL required documents. 

The application for winter 2019 is available here. The application for fall 2019 will be available by December 1.

Reference form: applicants may download the reference form for winter 2019 admission here.

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.