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 Alumni Mentoring Program (SCAMP)
In collaboration with the Alumni Society, the School of Nursing has developed a Second Career Alumni Mentoring Program (SCAMP) which provides Second Career nursing students the opportunity to work with alumni mentors who can help support and facilitate their entry into the nursing profession. Learn more about the program and the role of mentors at the Alumni Society webpage.
Level I -Fall Term
|Health Assessment Across the Lifespan|
Nursing Therapies I
Utilization of Nursing Research in Advanced Practice (Graduate core course)
Level II - Winter Term
|N364||Childbearing & Reproductive Health Nursing Across the LIfespan|
|N365||Mental Health and Illness Across the Lifespan|
|N366||Infants, Children, and Adolescents Across the Lifespan|
Level III - Spring/Summer Term
|N363||Nursing Therapies II|
Nursing Therapies III
Level IV - Fall Term
The Theoretical Base for Advanced Nursing Practice
Total Credits = 72
See current and past semesters' schedule of courses.