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Accelerated Second Career BSN Program


The University of Michigan School of Nursing currently offers an accelerated BS in Nursing -- referred to as our Second Career Program (SCP) -- that is specifically designed for bright and motivated candidates who already have a bachelor's (BA,BS, BGS) or higher advanced degree and want to make a career shift into the dynamic and growing field of nursing. Because of its accelerated format, the SCP relies on an intensive, full time, and innovative curriculum: in 16 months, through rigorous coursework and clinical practice at a variety of locations including the University of Michigan Health System -- one of the nation's largest health science centers --, Second Career Program graduates complete a BSN degree, prepare for the Registered Nurse NCLEX licensing exam, and also earn credit for two master's level core courses, thus accelerating their graduate studies at the University of Michigan. The SCP positions graduates to enter the nursing profession with superior training and highly-regarded credentials.
See application requirements for more information about eligibility and the admission process.

Second career program curriculum

Sample Plan of Study

Course Number

                  Course Name

Course Credits

Level I -Fall Term

Health Assessment Across the Lifespan3
Nursing Therapies I
 Master's Core Course3

Level II - Winter Term

N364Childbearing & Reproductive Health Nursing Across the Lifespan
N365Mental Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
N366Infants, Children, and Adolescents Across the Lifespan

Level III - Spring/Summer Term

N363Nursing Therapies II
N460Care Transitions
Nursing Therapies III

Level IV - Fall Term

N464 Population Health 4
N465Clinical Intensive8
 Master's Core Course3

Total Credits = 72


See current and past semesters' schedule of courses.