RN to Baccalaureate Nursing Major

This degree is designed for students who already hold a Michigan RN license, but who have not completed a baccalaureate program. See admission and retention standards for this program outlined above.

Students majoring in nursing must maintain a minimum 2.25 NMU cumulative grade point average and must complete all nursing courses with a minimum grade of “C”, or “S” when the course is graded "S/U".

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Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Liberal Studies 30-40

Required Courses in Major 63

Other Required Courses** 26

*Students are required complete 120 credits in total, 32 credits at NMU, and meet the general education requirements thus additional courses may be required and will be determined on an individualized basis.

**The Other Required Courses requirement will be waived for students who possess both a current unencumbered RN license from any state within the US and an Associate Degree in Nursing.

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.

This major does not require a minor.