Admission to the Baccalaureate Nursing Sequence

Before admission to the nursing sequence applicants must have:

  1. Been admitted to Northern Michigan University.
  2. Completed or be in the process of completing the following courses: BI 201/207, BI 202/208, BI 203/203A, CH 109, PY 100, AH 102, HN 301A and HN 301B or equivalent courses.
    Prerequisites must be completed with a "C-" or better. In special circumstances, with permission of the department, BI 104 may be substituted for BI 201/207.
  3. Met the admission criteria. A 2.75 or greater cumulative NMU grade point average  is required for students to be eligible for admission into the nursing major. The transfer grade point average will be used until a student completes 12 credit hours at NMU. After completion of 12 credit hours at NMU, the NMU grade point average is used.
  4. Met the progression criteria: A 2.25 cumulative GPA is the minimum required GPA for students to remain enrolled in the nursing major. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.25 while in the nursing program. If the cumulative GPA falls below 2.25, the student is not eligible to enroll in a nursing course until the cumulative GPA is raised to 2.25. Because the student is not enrolled in any nursing courses while the GPA is less than 2.25, the student must reapply to the nursing major when the student's GPA enables the student to again enroll in a nursing course.
  5. Met the progression criteria: Students must earn a "C" or better in nursing courses with traditional letter grades and must earn an "S" (satisfactory) in nursing courses with "S/U" grading in order to progress in the nursing curriculum.
  6. Nursing theory courses that have an adjunct nursing clinical course are considered as one course in respect to the above criteria. They are not considered one course however, for GPA calculation by the university.
  7. Submit an application online to the School of Nursing by February 1 for the succeeding fall semester or October 1 for the succeeding winter semester. 

The NMU School of Nursing admits a limited number of students to the baccalaureate nursing sequence in each semester. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of placements available the faculty reserves the right to select the applicants who shall be admitted. The remaining eligible applicants may apply for admission the following semester. Ordinarily, students may expect to complete the entire baccalaureate nursing program in approximately two and one-half academic years after being admitted to the nursing sequence, assuming they complete all of their courses satisfactorily and in sequence.

The department reserves the right to determine the method of selecting students admitted. The faculty reserves the right to withdraw any student whose health, conduct, scholastic standing or clinical practice is such that it is inadvisable for the student to remain in the School of Nursing. Each student is responsible for reading the Northern Michigan University Undergraduate Bulletin and the Student Nurse Handbook, and seeking consultation with nursing faculty or staff if specific questions arise. Records and applications of all students are reviewed promptly, and students are notified of acceptance or rejection no later than the beginning of the pre registration period.