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Providing a solid foundation for an exciting career in nursing

Traditional BSN Program

Overview

Academic excellence makes a difference in the field of nursing. That's why the foundation of the University of Michigan's Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a curriculum that balances nursing courses with humanities as well as social and biological sciences. With an Honors Program for high-achieving students, a low student-faculty ratio, and a distinguished faculty versed in both teaching and research, the U-M's School of Nursing provides a learning environment ideal for undergraduate success. Plus, as a benefit of studying at the large and consistently top-rated University of Michigan, our students have access to resources that support and extend their academic exploration including a sophisticated library system, progressive computer technology and support, and extensive study abroad opportunities.
 
Ultimately, through rigorous coursework paired with ample clinical practice at many locations including the University of Michigan Health System -- one of the nation's largest health science centers --, our nursing students become knowledgeable, innovative professional nurse leaders equipped with superior training and positioned to practice on the forefront of health care.
 
See application requirements for details on eligibility for this program.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students from other schools at the University of Michigan and other colleges and universities can be accepted to the undergraduate nursing program. Nursing transfer students apply previous coursework enabling them to immediately begin the BSN curriculum. See application requirements for more details.

 

Undergraduate Honors Program

The Undergraduate Honors Program provides special opportunities for students who wish to delve further into their undergraduate educational experience and research.
 
Students in the Honors Program:
  • Work with faculty doing meaningful research
  • Participate in a student mentorship program
  • Cultivate leadership capabilities through community service and involvement in planning/development Honors activities
  • Meet and interact with leaders in the nursing profession
  • Engage with faculty in small group settings
  • Learn through special Honors seminars
For more information about the selection process and the requirements for participating students, visit the Undergraduate Honors Program section of the School of Nursing Undergraduate Scholarships page.

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

Course Number

                   Course Name

Course Credits

Level I – Fall Term

Nursing as a Societal and Interpersonal Profession
3
 
Biochemistry 212
4
 
English 124/125 or Elective
4
 
Psychology 111
4

Level I – Winter Term

Assessment of Health and Illness
4
Structure and Function of the Human Body
6
 
Psychology 250
4
 
English 124/125 or Elective
4

Level II – Fall Term

Pharmacology
4
Pathophysiology
6
Health Maintenance and Restoration I
5
  Elective 2

Level II – Winter Term

Health Maintenance and Restoration II
5
Introduction to Research Approach in Nursing
3
N230 Health Promotion and Risk Reduction 3
 
Statistics 250
4
 
Elective
2

Level III – Fall Term

Childbearing and Reproductive Health
7
Mental Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
7

Level III – Winter Term

Infant, Child and Adolescent Health and Illness
9
Health and Illness in Young, Middle and Older Adults
9

Level IV – Fall Term

Leadership and Management
5
Community Health Nursing
8
 
Elective
1

Level IV – Winter Term

Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Needs
6
Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Needs II
7
 
Elective
2

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation = 128

 
See current and past semesters'  schedule of courses.