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School of Nursing

NMU’s School of Nursing prepares students to excel in a variety of hospital and community settings. You will acquire expert knowledge, technical competence and interpersonal skills. Our nursing curriculum is one of the most diverse in the Midwest. Admission into the nursing program is highly competitive, and students are required to apply for acceptance after having successfully completed a series of prerequisite courses, including human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, psychology, growth and development, medical microbiology and nutrition.

School of Nursing Open House 9/21

School of Nursing Open House

Please join us at Homecoming on Friday, September 21 from 1 - 3 p.m. in 1609 West Science for a nursing open house. Catch up with current and past faculty, staff and students.

Everyone is welcome! We will provide tours of our new simulation lab rooms and have faculty/staff available if you have any questions regarding NMU nursing programs.

Experience Learning

In the School of Nursing, we place special emphasis on developing critical thinking skills and therapeutic techniques through both classroom and clinical experiences. You will work with faculty and other nurses in a variety of local and regional health care facilities to gain hands-on experience in actual patient care.   Our popular lab and simulation experiences create opportunities for students to learn skills and practice critical thinking for patient care while here on campus. Many of your clinical courses take place in the state-of-the-art Nursing Technology Center (NTC), which offers nursing students specialized labs, such as the Pendill Home Care Suite, and in our School of Nursing Simulation Lab, which includes the Benda-Drake Intensive Care Simulation Room. 

Career Excellence

NMU's program has more than 90 percent of graduates finding work in six months of graduation. Along with positions in hospitals, clinics and physician offices, nurses also work in business, occupational, community and home health care settings.



BSN (on-campus program) applications for the winter 2019 semester will be accepted until October 1, 2018. If you are admitted to NMU, have a 2.75 GPA and have completed (with a C- or higher) or are currently enrolled in all BSN program prerequisite courses, <a href="https://www.nmu.edu/nursing/application">apply now</a>.Complete your online RN to BSN degree in as little as four semesters!  Increase your earning potential, open doors for access to graduate education and leadership positions, all while gaining skills applicable to your current work environment.   <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/nursing/online-rn-bsn/program-details">Learn more</a>.The School of Nursing will partner with the School of Health and Human Performance to offer NU 386X, a course in Interdisciplinary Study of Global Health Care. Students majoring in Nursing, Health Education, and Pre-Medicine will accompany NMU professors on a journey to rural Belize again in May 2019. <a href="https://www.nmu.edu/internationalprograms/global-academy-courses">Learn more</a>.NMU Student Nurses Association (SNA) gives students the opportunity to make a difference in the community and explore the nursing profession beyond the classroom. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/nursing/student-nurses-association">Learn more about SNA.</a>

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice

What you'll do at NMU

Assist in research projects, such as the effects of alcohol on violence, or body image and pregnancy. Share interests and plan special events by joining the Student Nurses Association. Travel to professional conferences or study abroad, perhaps teaching basic personal-care skills to children in Belize. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have the support of talented, caring professors every step of the way.

School of Nursing ● bsnnurse@nmu.edu ● 906-227-2834Practical Nursing ● pnnurse@nmu.edu ● 906-227-1392

If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit