Program Requirements RN to BSN Program

To earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Central Michigan University students must satisfy both the nursing major curriculum and the CMU general education program requirements. The nursing degree requires 120 semester credit hours, up to 90 hours can be transferred to this program. Review the transfer guides and articulation agreements from the Community College or University you attended to see how your credits will transfer to CMU. Your advisor will help determine if you need to take any courses at CMU beyond the 30 credit hours of the nursing major.

Transfer Guides and Articulation Agreements

Review the transfer guides and articulation agreements from the Community College or University you attended to see how your credits will transfer to CMU.

College Transfer Agreements - Michigan students

If you transfer from another institution in Michigan with a transcript documented as having satisfied the MACRAO or MTA Agreement, you will also have satisfied the University Program portion of the general education requirements at CMU. All other students may refer to the General Education Requirements section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for guidelines on the applicability of their transfer credit toward University Program requirements.

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

See General Education Requirements.

General Education courses – two types taken by all students

  • ​University Program courses – prepare students to become well-rounded global citizens skilled in writing, speaking and critical thinking.
  • Competency requirements in:
    • ​​Written English.
    • Oral English.
    • Mathematics.
    • Quantitative Reasoning.
    • Writing Intensive​ courses.

Requirement I (45 hours)

Registered Nurse (RN) - An active unencumbered RN license within the state the applicant resides.

Note: Upon successful completion of all requirements of the major, 10 of the 45 credit hours awarded for an active unencumbered RN license will be equivalent to the CMU 300 level.

Other Requirement (3 hours)

STA 282QR - Introduction to Statistics 3(3-0)

Note: This course can be transferred.

Specialized Studies (30 hours)

Major in Nursing.

A minor is optional. Contact the Director of Nursing for minor options.

Required Courses

NUR 300WI Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

NUR 301 Health Assessment

NUR 302 Research and Evidence-Based Practice

NUR 390WI Concepts of Culture and Diversity

NUR 400 Concepts of Global and Population Health

NUR 401 Nursing Leadership and Health Systems

NUR 499 Capstone: Systems Thinking and Quality Improvement

Nursing Electives: Select two of the following:

NUR 320 Nursing Informatics

NUR 321 Health Care Finance and Economics

NUR 322 Introduction to Nursing Education

NUR 323 Nursing Case Management and Care Coordination

Electives

The number of elective hours will vary depending upon the hours needed to complete the General Education program.