An Academic Program Made for Professional Nurses

If you are an ambitious working nurse looking to climb the nursing ladder and step into leadership roles with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, University of Michigan-Flint’s Online RN to BSN degree completion program is designed to help you achieve your goals.

Preparing you to succeed in today’s complex health care landscape, UM-Flint’s RN to BSN program focuses on improving your knowledge of evidence-based practice, patient care, leadership, and healthcare policy. In addition, with a 100% online learning format, the program enables you to learn at your own pace and complete the BSN degree conveniently on a flexible schedule.

Why choose UM-Flint’s Online RN to BSN program?

As nurses take on more responsibilities in health care operation, research, and health education, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) supports the baccalaureate degree as the minimal preparation for professional nursing practice. Many hospitals have changed their employment requirements for RNs, hiring BSNs first—or hiring only BSNs.

University of Michigan-Flint’s nationally-recognized online RN to BSN program is built to help you adapt to the current healthcare environment as a highly educated, responsible nurse leader.

Accelerated Pathway to BSN

UM-Flint’s Online RN to BSN program offers an accelerated pathway for registered nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program not only allows students to transfer up to as many credits as they want into the RN to BSN program but also awards 15 credits for their unencumbered RN license.

School of Nursing student working with a patient.
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Providing renowned faculty and rigorous coursework, UM-Flint’s RN to BSN Online Completion program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Getting a BSN degree from an accredited nursing program can help you stand out from the crowd in the application for graduate school and the competitive job market.

Online RN to BSN Completion Degree

Aiming to strengthen working nurses’ overall competencies on the job, the curriculum covers many crucial subjects in nursing and health care, including community health, health promotion, nursing research, leadership, and disease prevention.

The nursing core courses incorporate an experiential learning course which includes approximately 16 hours of community-based volunteer work. Students may complete their experiential learning requirements in hospitals, community clinics, health departments, schools, or other suitable community organizations.

The flexible curriculum also empowers students who aspire to grow into leadership roles to earn additional certificates in Leadership and Management and Case Management with one to two add-on elective courses. The successful completion of these certificates not only refine your skills in leadership and case management but also prepares you for national exams and to be nationally certified.

Review the complete RN to BSN curriculum.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the RN to BSN Online Completion program must apply to the University of Michigan-Flint for admission. Official copies of transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Proof of Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the United States must be validated in order to progress into select nursing courses and complete all degree requirements. Fifteen (15) University of Michigan-Flint credits are awarded upon validation of an unencumbered RN license within the United States.

Before applying, out-of-state students, or those who may relocate during the program, should contact the School of Nursing to confirm that UM-Flint is authorized to offer distance education in the student’s state of residence. The School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Office of Online & Digital Education, will determine the university’s status in that state.

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Early Assurance Admission for MSN/DNP

Admitted students in the RN to 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.

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. Please speak with an advisor first before filling out the form.

There are 3 deadlines to apply each year: July 31, November 1, and March 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 traditional graduate programs application and turn everything in before the deadlines.

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

Learn More about UM-Flint’s RN to BSN Online Completion Program

Are you ready to elevate your nursing career through the University of Michigan-Flint’s Online RN to BSN completion degree? Apply today or schedule an appointment with our Academic Advisor, Tiffany Bishop, to discuss your plan of achieving your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.