Undergraduate Degrees & Certificates

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for students who do not already hold a Registered Nurse license. While completing prerequisite requirements, students are enrolled in the School of Nursing as pre-nursing students.

Catalog Description
This degree program offers an Honors track.

Advising
Monica Wielichowski is the Academic Advisor for students admitted to the Traditional BSN Program. She works with students on an individual plan for completing their course of study. Schedule an advising appointment today.

Admission
Students seeking admission to the Traditional BSN program must apply to the University of Michigan-Flint for admission. While completing prerequisite requirements, students will enroll in the UM-Flint School of Nursing as pre-nursing students. Admission to the Traditional BSN program is selective and competitive. Up to 48 students are admitted twice per year and cohorts begin in the fall and winter semesters. Steps to apply to the Traditional BSN program.

Ample Transfer Opportunities
You’ve worked hard for the credits you’ve earned. Now make sure they count towards your Michigan degree. Use our convenient online transfer equivalency database to see how the credits you’ve taken will transfer with you to the University of Michigan-Flint.

Following any of these transfer guides will assist you in getting a jump start toward completing your Michigan degree. While these transfer guides have been created to assist you with your potential course options from community colleges around the state, you should continue to meet with your advisor during the transfer process.

Direct Admission to Traditional BSN
Are you a high school student interested in nursing? Do you have a minimum 3.4 GPA? If so, you are eligible to apply for the UM-Flint Nursing Direct Admit program! Application to the Nursing Direct Admit program is rolling admission; students may apply at any time during their senior year in high school for fall admission to UM-Flint.

Applicants selected for the nursing Direct Admit Program will have early assurance for a seat in the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program after successful completion of all pre-nursing prerequisite coursework and satisfactory progress in accordance with the Nursing Direct Admission Progression Contract. If selected for Nursing Direct Admission, students must satisfy the following expectations and requirements to retain their status as a nursing Direct Admit:

  • Complete all courses at UM-Flint. The exception is dual enrollment in college while in high school and Genesee Early College.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 semester and cumulative GPA.
  • Maintain minimum 3.0 science GPA (BIO 135, BIO 167, BIO 168, NSC 207, CHM lecture/lab).

Steps to Apply (for high school seniors):

  1. Apply to UM-Flint as a pre-nursing major.
  2. Submit the Nursing Direct Admission Application. Eligible candidates will be invited to attend a Nursing Direct Admit Day.
  3. Complete an interview and writing reflection.
  4. If selected for Nursing Direct Admission, you will receive an official decision letter within 2-3 weeks after your interview and review of your writing reflection and transcripts.

Early Assurance Admission into DNP with MSN

Admitted students in the Traditional BSN are eligible for early review by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee and potential Early Assurance Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program with Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Traditional BSN Students interested in consideration for this early review must fill out this form after they have successfully completed their 4th semester at UM-Flint. This would be 1 year before graduation. Do not fill out this form if you are not within 1 year from graduating with your BSN. Please speak with your program advisor first before filling out the form to make sure you are eligible.

If you have additional questions, we suggest attending one of our SON Early Assurance webinars. Please RSVP here.

Major Maps

What will your experience as a traditional nursing major look like with UM-Flint? We’ve developed major maps to help you learn what to expect during each stage of your studies. These maps share year-by-year information like class selection, extra-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and more. Download the map and start charting your course to success.


Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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 Accelerated Second Degree BSN program is a concentrated sixteen-month program of study that will prepare you to meet the healthcare needs of a diverse society.

Catalog Description

Advising
Zak Payne is the Academic Advisor for students admitted to the Accelerated BSN Program. He works with students on an individual plan for completing their course of study. Schedule an advising appointment today.

Admission
Students who wish to join the Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) BSN Program must first apply to the University of Michigan-Flint for admission as transfer students. While completing prerequisite requirements, students will enroll in the UM-Flint School of Nursing as pre-nursing students. Admission to the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program is selective and competitive. Up to 40 students are admitted twice per year.

Steps to apply to the Accelerated Second Degree program.

Ample Transfer Opportunities
You’ve worked hard for the credits you’ve earned. Now make sure they count towards your Michigan degree. Use our convenient online transfer equivalency database to see how the credits you’ve taken will transfer with you to the University of Michigan-Flint.

Following any of these transfer guides will assist you in getting a jump start toward completing your Michigan degree. While these transfer guides have been created to assist you with your potential course options from community colleges around the state, you should continue to meet with your advisor during the transfer process.

Early Assurance Admission into DNP with MSN

Admitted students in the Accelerated Second Degree (ASD BSN) and Veterans BSN (VBSN) Program are eligible for early review by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee and potential Early Assurance Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program with Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Students interested in consideration for this early review must fill out this form after they have successfully completed 2 successful semesters in the ASD BSN or VBSN program, not counting pre-nursing classes. Please speak with your program advisor first before filling out the form to make sure you are eligible.

If you have additional questions, we suggest attending one of our SON Early Assurance webinars. Please RSVP here.

Major Maps

What will your experience as a nursing major look like with UM-Flint? We’ve developed major maps to help you learn what to expect during each stage of your studies. These maps share year-by-year information like class selection, extra-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and more. Download the map and start charting your course to success.

Katie Clugston

Katie Clugston
Nursing Accelerated BSN, 2021

The Accelerated Second Degree Program allowed me to use my previous degrees to quickly become a highly qualified RN. This program met all of my personal and professional needs!

Early Assurance Admission to ASD BSN

Do you have a previously conferred non-nursing bachelor’s degree, a minimum 3.2 GPA in UM-Flint nursing prerequisite, and relevant science coursework, and are you interested in nursing? If so, you may be eligible to apply for early assurance review for potential early assurance admission to the Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Eligible students may apply at any time.

Applicants selected through the early assurance review by the Undergraduate Nursing Admissions Committee will have early assurance for a seat in the ASD BSN program after successful completion of all pre-nursing prerequisite coursework and satisfactory progress in accordance with the Early Assurance ASD BSN Progression Contract. If selected for Early Assurance ASD BSN, students must satisfy the following expectations and requirements to retain their status for early assurance admission:

  • Have at least 3 nursing prerequisite courses successfully completed prior to applying for Early Assurance to ASD BSN, two of which must be science courses, one of which must be BIO 167.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.2 UM-Flint nursing prerequisite GPA (BIO 135, BIO 167, BIO 168, NSC 207, CHM lecture/lab, NSC 180, NSC 209, NSC 233, PSY 313).
  • Maintain a minimum 3.2 science course GPA (BIO 135, BIO 167, BIO 168, NSC 207, CHM lecture/lab). 
  • Complete all outstanding nursing prerequisite courses at UM-Flint. 

Steps to Apply:

  1. Apply to UM-Flint as a pre-nursing major.
  2. Submit the Early Assurance ASD BSN Application. Eligible candidates will be contacted by a Nursing Advisor to map out a progression plan and to determine if criteria is met for early assurance review by the Undergraduate Nursing Admissions Committee.
  3. Complete an interview and writing reflection.

If selected for Early Assurance ASD BSN admission, you will receive an official decision letter within 2-3 weeks after your interview and a review of your writing reflection and transcripts.

Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Get more out of your military training and service experience. The School of Nursing’s full-time, year-round accelerated BSN program lasts 16 months. Honorably or generally discharged medics, corpsmen, and veterans with other healthcare-related experience are eligible. Course credit or waivers may be granted for previously completed military training. Zak Payne is the dedicated advisor in the School of Nursing who will review transcripts and create a personalized plan of study leading to application to the nursing program.

The American Association of Critical Care Nurses supports the baccalaureate degree as the minimal preparation for professional nursing practice. Many hospitals have changed employment requirements for RNs, hiring BSNs first — or only hiring BSNs. UM-Flint’s program is designed to meet the demand for a highly-educated nursing workforce.

Advising
Zak Payne is the Academic Advisor for veteran students admitted to the Accelerated BSN Program. He works with students on an individual plan for completing their course of study. Schedule an advising appointment today.

Steps to apply to the Veterans’ BSN.

Ample Transfer Opportunities
You’ve worked hard for the credits you’ve earned. Now make sure they count towards your Michigan degree. Use our convenient online transfer equivalency database to see how the credits you’ve taken will transfer with you to the University of Michigan-Flint.

Following any of these transfer guides will assist you in getting a jump start toward completing your Michigan degree. While these transfer guides have been created to assist you with your potential course options from community colleges around the state, you should continue to meet with your advisor during the transfer process.


Certificates

Nursing Leadership and Management Certificate Catalog Description
This online certificate program is open to students who hold a BSN or are currently enrolled in a BSN program. The certificate prepares students for positions of nursing leadership within health care organizations. The certificate can be completed online. Upon completion of this certificate, students may independently decide to pursue a national certification exam and their coursework can serve as partial preparation for this test.

Nursing Case Management Certificate  Catalog Description
The certificate program in Case Management is open to students who hold a BSN or are currently enrolled in a BSN program and will prepare the student for positions in a variety of organizations including hospitals, outpatient clinics, insurance companies, and disease management organizations. The certificate can be completed online. Case management is an evolving practice that constantly transforms in response to changes in healthcare law and regulations, delivery systems, accreditation standards, and expectations from clients, providers, and payers. A sample curriculum is below. Upon completion of this certificate, students may independently decide to pursue a national certification exam and their coursework can serve as partial preparation for this test.

Nursing and Healthcare Informatics Certificate Catalog Description
The certificate in Nursing and Healthcare Informatics is an evolving practice specialty that involves the synthesis of data and information into knowledge while incorporating the ethical concerns of advocacy, privacy, confidentiality, and security related to the use of data and information.  The specialty also takes into consideration the impact that technology has on patient safety, delivery of healthcare, quality assurance, and the nursing process and helps connect clinical and technology perspectives. Healthcare organizations are increasingly demanding certification or advanced degrees of their informatics specialists, and the Nursing and Healthcare Informatics Certificate program prepares students for positions in a variety of organizations including hospitals, healthcare facilities, consulting firms, universities, and corporations. In addition, at the completion of the program, the student may independently decide to pursue national certification through the CAHIMS or ANCC certification exam, and the certificate coursework will serve as preparation.


Early Assurance Admission into DNP with MSN

Admitted students in the RN to BSN, Traditional BSN, Accelerated Second Degree, and Veterans BSN Program are eligible for early review by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee and potential Early Assurance Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program with Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

There are 2 deadlines to apply each year: December 1 and April 15. You will hear back from the graduate programs department about your early assurance application about a month after the next application date. Students will still need to fill out the graduate programs application and turn everything in before the deadlines.

Please speak with your program advisor first before filling out the form to make sure you are eligible.

If you have additional questions, we suggest attending one of our SON Early Assurance webinars. Please RSVP here.

Program options for potential Early Assursurance to UM-Flint’s graduate nursing program:

Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) and Veterans’ (VBSN)

Students interested in consideration for this early review must fill out this form after they have successfully completed 2 successful semesters in the ASD BSN or VBSN program, not counting pre-nursing classes.

Traditional BSN

Traditional BSN Students interested in consideration for this early review must fill out this form after they have successfully completed their 4th semester at UM-Flint. This would be 1 year before graduation. Do not fill out this form if you are not within 1 year from graduating with your BSN.

RN to BSN

Students interested in consideration for this early review must fill out this form after they have successfully completed (B+/3.5 or better) NSC 180, NUR 300, NUR 307, NUR 369. You may not fill out this form if you have not completed these courses yet.