Accelerated Second Career Nursing Program
- Bachelor's or a graduate/advanced degree from an accredited institution
- 3.0 GPA minimum (highly recommended)
- Prerequisites in general requirements and social sciences:
- English Composition
- Family Concepts*
- Normal Nutrition*
- Developmental Psychology*
- 2 social sciences (Courses must be taken in the following fields: anthropology, psychology, sociology)
- Prerequisites in clinical sciences: (All clinical science courses must have been completed within the past 7 years to qualify for program credit)
- Anatomy & Physiology*
- Pathophysiology* (6 credits) (Without 6 credits of pathophysiology, students must have credits in microbiology and/or genetics in addition to pathophysiology for a cumulative total of at least 6 credit hours)
Deadline to Apply
Selected Term on Application:
Fall 2014 (term starting in September 2014)
Application Period Opens: September 23, 2013
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
Please Note: After the fall 2014 start date, the next Second Career Program cohort will start fall 2016.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing has partnered with NursingCAS which is a centralized application system for nursing programs.
To be considered for admission, all prospective applicants must complete the following sections on the NursingCAS application (submitted applications that do not have all listed required sections below completed will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the admissions committee):
Sections on the NursingCAS application that are required by NursingCAS and the University of Michigan School of Nursing to be considered for admission:
It is important to read through this page and the NursingCAS provided instructions thoroughly prior to starting the application.
Applications submitted that do not have all of the above sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for admission consideration.
NursingCAS Designations Page and Program Options
In the Designation section of the NursingCAS application, you will select the Accelerated Second Career BSN Program.
To find the University of Michigan School of Nursing on the designations page you will want to enter the following search criteria:
School/Program/Track Name: University of Michigan
Programs Filter: Undergraduate
NursingCAS Application Required Supporting Material
The University of Michigan requires that each applicant submit a personal statement through the NursingCAS application.
Provide a comprehensive answer, not to exceed 700 total words, to the following question:
Explain how your past experiences have led you to determine that the University of Michigan School of Nursing's Second Career Program is the right fit for you. Also, what are your personal, professional and educational goals related to nursing?
Please note: The statement should not be a reiteration of your resume. The focus should be on why you are pursuing a career in nursing.
NursingCAS and the University of Michigan School of Nursing require official transcripts from all colleges previously attended for bachelor's and any post-bachelor's degrees.
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan School of Nursing requires the submission of a one-page (maximum two pages) resume with your NursingCAS application. Your resume should be uploaded as a MS Word document attachment in the Document Upload section of the NursingCAS application.
Nursing Supplemental Forms
Applicants MUST thoroughly complete the three supplemental forms below (available by clicking on the links) and upload them to the Document Upload section of the NursingCAS application:
* Document Upload Instructions
Please follow the NursingCAS Document Upload Instructions for information on how to upload these forms accurately using one of the below two forms completion processes:
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Second Career Program Prerequisite Plan Form - Important Notes
International Applicant Additional Requirements
NursingCAS Transcript Evaluation Requirements for International Applicants
All international applicants must submit a foreign evaluation of transcripts directly to NursingCAS (do not send foreign transcripts directly to NursingCAS without the official evaluation attached). For additional information and a list of approved evaluation agencies, please refer to the NursingCAS FAQs section titled Foreign Transcripts/Coursework.
University of Michigan School of Nursing Requirements
International students must submit official English proficiency exam scores to the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions (school code: 1839) from the TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB no later than the February application deadline to be considered for admission. For details, see the Entrance Exams webpage.
For information on financial aid, please see International Students on the Office of Financial Aid website.
Refer to the NursingCAS application portal: Application Fee.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing will not be able to review your application and supporting materials until you have selected the desired program/term of application (designation), completed the application (all required sections per above itemization) and paid the required NursingCAS application fee.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing offers rolling admissions; all applications completed by the application deadline will be reviewed by the admissions committee.
See full academic program description.