What do the acronyms LPN, BSN, RN mean?
Time for completion
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
120 Credit Hours
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
120 Credit Hours
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
What are the BSN pre-nursing requirements?
CH 109 Chemistry 4
BI 201/207 Human Anatomy 4
BI 202/208 Human Physiology 4
PSY 100 or PSY 101 Psychology 4-3
AH 102 Growth and Development 3
BI 203/203A Medical Microbiology 5-3
AH 201/HN 301A & AH 202/HN 301B Nutrition for Health Professionals 2 credits each
Does a bachelor's degree in another field enhance an applicant's chances of being accepted?
Yes. 5 extra points are awarded for a prior degree. See the scoring grid criteria in the current BSN Information Packet.
Does work experience in a healthcare facility better an applicant's chances of being selected?
No. It is more important that you get a good college preparation program in high school. Frequently students take nurse aid-type courses in high school at the expense of getting chemistry, algebra and other critical science and math courses. Work experience may help you better decide about your nursing career, however, proper academic preparation in math and science will result in greater success in college.
What will happen to the remaining qualified applicants?
Those qualified applicants who were not admitted will be held on a reserve list until the first week of the semester. Applicants from this list will be admitted (in rank order) should any vacancies occur. Following the first week of the semester, all lists will be invalidated and those wishing to be considered for future classes must reapply.
What is a provisional acceptance?
What courses from other institutions will transfer?
All non-nursing courses in which a passing grade was received and that are collegiate level are usually acceptable for transfer credit. Completed nursing courses from another nursing school will be reviewed by nursing faculty. See www.nmu.edu/transfer or contact the Admissions office for further information.
Are there student loans available to help with my education?
Yes. In fact, there are several loans available specific to nursing students. Check with the Financial Aid office for more specific information.
Are scholarships available for nursing students?
Yes. Scholarship information is available from the Financial Aid office.
How do I keep up with changes that might occur?
The SNA (Student Nurses Association) is the official communication system between students and faculty. Representatives of the SNA serve as members of various departmental committees. Changes may also be discussed in special meetings or in classrooms, and will be reflected in advising materials and the program handbook, which is available online.
What rights and responsibilities do I have as a student?
Two publications, Student Code and Student Rights and Responsibilities, are available from the Dean of Students Office or online. They detail NMU's rules and regulations and also describe the grievance procedures that students may utilize.