Undergraduate Degrees & Certificates

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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 a pre-nursing student.

Catalog Description
This degree program offers a Honors track. Learn more.

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. Apply now!

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.

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 a transfer student. 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

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 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


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 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 to Graduate Nursing

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

For more information contact Graduate Nursing Advisor, Julie Westenfeld at jyankee@umich.edu or Graduate Program Manager, Marcia Campbell at mdeni@umich.edu.