Admission of Registered Nurses

An advisor from the Nursing Department will assist the student in developing an academic program plan to complete the required courses.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the RN to BSN track, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be admitted to Northern Michigan University
  • Have completed or have reasonable expectations of completing prior to admission, the prerequisite courses with a minimum of a C- for each course:
    • BI201 Human Anatomy (BI104 may be substituted in certain circumstances. Check with your academic advisor.)
    • BI202 Human Physiology
    • BI203a Med Microbiology
    • CH109 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences
    • HN301 Nutrition for Health Professions (Evidence of Nutrition content in previous coursework meets this prerequisite.)
    • PY100 General Psychology
    • SO101 Introductory Sociology
  • Achieve a cumulative NMU grade point average of 2.75 or higher. (Transfer GPA will be used until a student completes 12 credit hours at NMU)
  • Complete the entire admission packet with:
    • RN To BSN Application form
    • Current transcript of grades and/or TCE
    • An unencumbered (unrestricted/no sanctions) RN license is required. Attach a copy of the RN license to the application.
    • Graduation from a state-approved diploma or associate degree program in nursing. Attach a copy of diploma and transcript.
  • Students wising to apply for advanced placement credit (NU211, NU212) must submit proof of passing the NCLEX-PN within the last 5 years or have worked as an LPN within the last 5 years.
  • RN-BSN Information Packet

For further information, see the NMU Undergraduate Bulletin or the NMU BSN Handbook.