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The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. An active articulation agreement exists between the BSN Completion program and many community colleges, including, but not limited to the following:
To see a current list of community colleges with program articulation agreements with EMU, please click here.
There are three options within the undergraduate BSN Nursing Program at Eastern Michigan University:
B.S.N. for students who are NOT already Registered Nurses and wish to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. Major Code: NUR
B.S.N. Completion. - for students who are already Registered Nurses (generally with a diploma or Associates Degree) who wish to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. This is the Nursing Major - B.S.N. Completion. Major Code: NURC
B.S.N. Second Degree - for students who possess a Baccalaureate Degree in another discipline and wish to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. This is the Nursing Major - B.S.N. Second Degree. Major Code: NURB
School of Nursing - College of Health and Human Services
Michael L. Williams, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNE, School Director
The BSN Completion program at EMU requires a separate application and admission process. While students may be admitted to the University as a Nursing Intent student (Major Code: INRC), admission to the BSN Completion program is not guaranteed.
For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .
Applicants are considered for selection into the BSN Completion Program based on the following criteria:
The University may give credit for nursing courses taken at another college of university; however, the School reserves the right to make the final decision on course substitution based on examination of course materials. Requirements may vary based on prior education. Students must speak with a pre-admission counselor in the CHHS Intent Advising Office (734.487.0918) for details on transfer equivalencies. A minimum grade of C must be earned in the following courses (or the courses accepted as equivalent or replacement for the following courses):
Note: Priority for admission to the RN/BSN Completion program will be given to those applicants who have completed general education requirements at EMU or are MACRAO satisfied from their community college.
*Applicants who hold a RN license and a bachelor’s degree in another discipline who are seeking admission to the RN/BSN Completion Program must also meet with the EMU Second-Degree Advisor in addition to the above requirements (734-487-7121).
Effective winter 2015, students applying for the BSN Completion Program must have satisfied the Michigan Transfer Agreement, the MACRAO agreement, or have completed all EMU general education requirements before beginning the nursing courses.
Application deadline dates and starting dates of courses vary according to the site (see EMU School of Nursing website for options in site locations).
Please be aware that PSY 103 must be completed in addition to PSY 101 to satisfy four credits of the Knowledge of the Disciplines-Natural Science portion of the General Education program.
NLN Exams or State of Michigan R.N. license (30 hrs)