University of Michigan
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Want to expand your nursing career? This program is designed for you, the RN who has the desire to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, but has limited time to travel to campus and to schedule classes. Online courses bring a University of Michigan-Flint education to you, tailored to your busy life. All Nursing and prerequisite courses are available online.
BSN Program Details
Opportunities for nurses are abundant and are evolving in numerous new and challenging directions. At one time, nurses were primarily prepared for work in hospital settings. Today, a large variety of rewarding opportunities is available. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students prepare to provide health care to people across their lifespan. RNs develop, implement, modify, and evaluate nursing care for individuals, families, and communities. Theoretical and clinical learning experiences prepare students to provide care for the acutely and chronically ill and also to instruct clients in health promotion and disease and injury prevention. BSN students also develop skills necessary to manage the health care needs of clients in a variety of settings. A four-year BSN degree allows for career flexibility and serves as the foundation for education at the Master’s or Doctoral level.
The Basic BSN Program consists of three areas: Prerequisite Courses, General Education Requirements, and the Nursing Core Curriculum. General Education requirements are required for any University degree. For the BSN, you must earn a total of 50 General Education credits. Most of the nursing prerequisite courses also count as general education requirements. The nursing core curriculum consists of six semesters of nursing courses. Nine of these core courses include a clinical component, which takes place in a regional hospital or another health care facility. A BSN degree requires a minimum of 120 credits. Transfer credits may be a part of this total. At least 45 credits must be completed at UM-Flint, of which the last 30 may only be completed at UM-Flint.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program provides an opportunity for students with a previous Bachelor’s degree to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in an accelerated format. Students must be committed to an intense, concentrated program of study, which consists of four full-time semesters of nursing courses completed over 16 months. Eight (8) of the core courses include a clinical component which requires a significant time commitment within a regional hospital or other health care facility.
Students may apply after the successful completion of four program prerequisites, including at least two (2) science courses. A minimum cumulative College/University grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 is preferred and a 3.0 average in prerequisite courses is required. It is likely that the prerequisite GPA, overall GPA, and HESI Admission Assessment of accepted students will be well above minimum requirements.
Non-native English speakers must submit Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with the application. A minimum total score of 83 and scores of at least 17 in each of listening, reading, speaking, and writing are required. Admissions decisions are made by the Department of Nursing Selections Committee and are final. There is no appeal process.
Accelerated MSN Program Details
The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Health Professions and Studies offers the accelerated MSN program, which provides the skills necessary for advanced nursing practice in primary health care. This full-time program is taught in a format that minimizes campus visits by delivering a significant amount of the material using Internet-based course software. Students in the accelerated MSN program will pursue an Adult Nurse Practitioner concentration.
Students are admitted for the winter semester only in years 2011-2015. Priority will be given to those not already accepted or enrolled in an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Courses will be offered online with some courses requiring on-campus visits up to twice per semester for two days each.
-Intended for BSNs who wish to pursue an Adult Nurse Practitioner MSN program and make a commitment to work as a primary care Nurse Practitioner following program completion
-Clinical courses are arranged in your local area
-Completion time is 16 months
-43 credit hours required (no transfer credit accepted)