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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’ll 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, sociology, medical microbiology and nutrition.

Experience Learning

We place special emphasis on developing critical thinking skills and therapeutic techniques through both classroom and clinical experiences. Most of your classes will be held in the state-of-the-art Nursing Technology Center (NTC), which offers nursing students dozens of specialized labs and enhanced learning environments such as the Pendill Home Care Suite and the Benda-Drake Intensive Care Simulation Room. You’ll also receive hands-on training at local and regional healthcare facilities.

Career Excellence

NMU's program boasts one of the best job placement rates in the university with 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.



NMUThe School of Nursing is partnering with the School of Health and Human Performance to once again offer NU 386 a course in Interdisciplinary Study of Global Health Care. Students majoring in  Nursing, Health Education, and Pre-Medicine will accompany Professors Kristi Robinia, Yuba Gautam, and Michelle Johnson on a journey to rural Belize this May 2015. <a href="https://www.nmu.edu/internationalprograms/node/21">Learn more</a>.NMU Student Nurses Association 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

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. Volunteer to help uninsured residents at the Medical Care Access Coalition. Take an academic service learning course where you work with children with physical disabilities at Bay Cliff Health Camp. Travel to professional conferences or study abroad, perhaps helping to administer polio shots in India or teaching basic personal-care skills to children in Honduras. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have the support of talented, caring professors every step of the way.

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