Majors and Minors

Degree or Program Details

Nursing Major

This program combines the study of humanities and physical and behavioral sciences with professional nursing courses and clinical experience. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in critical thinking, communication and therapeutic nursing interventions when providing care for clients, families and communities. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the National Council for Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) and to apply for entrance to graduate programs in nursing. See admission and retention standards for this program outlined above.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 130

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 62

Other Required Courses 33
     CH 111 General Chemistry I * (5 cr.) [III]
     CH 112 General Chemistry II (5 cr.) [III]

*Transfer Students: Other chemistry courses may be substituted for the Northern Michigan University chemistry course requirement (6 semester credits minimum) at the discretion of the nursing faculty.

The Nursing Department accepts biology courses (anatomy, physiology and microbiology) from other colleges and universities that are at least 3 credit hours. If any course that includes a laboratory component is less than 3 credit hours, the student will take the specific course at NMU or a substitute designated by the department.

In special circumstances the department may waive HN 301A Nutrition for Health Professionals I if HN 210 Nutrition for Humans or an equivalent course has been successfully completed.