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Accelerated Second Career BSN Program

Overview

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.

 

Second Career Program Curriculum

Course Number

                  Course Name

Course Credits

Level I -Fall Term

Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
3
N362
Nursing Therapies I
12
 Master's Core Course
3

Level II - Winter Term

N364Childbearing & Reproductive Health Nursing Across the LIfespan
6
N365Mental Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
6
N366Infants, Children, and Adolescents Across the Lifespan
6

Level III - Spring/Summer Term

N363Nursing Therapies II
7
N460Care Transitions
4
N462
Nursing Therapies III
7

Level IV - Fall Term

N464
 Population Health
 4
N465
Clinical Intensive
8
N469
Leadership
3
 
Master's Core Course
3

Total Credits = 72

 
See current and past semesters' schedule of courses.