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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.

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Accreditation Notice

The School of Nursing at Northern Michigan University will host an accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on February 8-10, 2021. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of our Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for students and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation. 


CCNE will accept written and signed third-party comments from the community of interest until January 18, 2021. If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.


Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001

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.

Direct Admission Program

High achieving high school seniors who are interested in nursing can be guaranteed a spot in NMU’s nursing program through the Freshman Direct Admission Nursing program. Learn more. 

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. Get started now!  <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/nursing/online-rn-bsn/program-details">Learn more</a>.BSN (on-campus program) applications for the fall 2021 semester will be accepted January 1 - February 1, 2021. 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 in January</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

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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