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.

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 129

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 66

Other Required Courses 27
         PY 100S Psychology as a Natural Science (4 cr.) [III] or

*Transfer Students: Other chemistry courses may be substituted for the Northern Michigan University chemistry course requirement [4 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.

This major does not require a minor.