To earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, CMU 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

​Introduction to the role of the BSN-prepared nurse, which includes nursing theory and variables which impact the nursing profession. Writing Intensive. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (BSN). 

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Acquisition of the knowledge and skills to conduct environmental, cultural, and mental/behavioral health assessments of clients, including a head-to-toe evaluation. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program (BSN).

Credits 3(Spec)

Contact Hours (Spec)

Course Syllabus

​Introduction to evidence-based practice and research process, common research methods, and relevant statistical analysis for quantitative and qualitative studies. This course may be offered in an online format. Pre/Co-requisite: NUR 300WI.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Expands knowledge and understanding about cultural beliefs and practices as they influence nursing practice and health care delivery. This course may be offered in an online format. Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: NUR 301 or 302.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Exploration of the concepts of global health, epidemiology, and disease prevention within vulnerable groups and communities, including factors influencing delivery of public health care. This course may be offered in an online format. Pre/Co-requisites: NUR 301, 302.

Credits 4(4-0)

Contact Hours (4-0)

Course Syllabus

​Expands knowledge and skills required for leadership and management roles within health care systems to include health policy, finance, and regulation as they impact nursing. This course may be offered in an online format. Pre/Co-requisites: NUR 301, 302.

Credits 4(4-0)

Contact Hours (4-0)

Course Syllabus

​Capstone course to synthesize program content and current evidence to improve outcomes through a quality improvement project in a health care organization. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisites: NUR 300WI, 301, 302, 390, 400. Pre/Co-requisites: NUR 401.

Credits 4(Spec)

Contact Hours (Spec)

Course Syllabus

Nursing Electives: Select two of the following:

​Introduction to the science and social/ethical issues for research and practice related to nursing informatics and information management. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (BSN).

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Focuses on the complexities of health care finance, economics, and policy as they impact professional nursing practice and leadership. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisite: NUR 300WI.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Expands students’ teaching and learning skills by introducing principles and best practices required for professional and academic nurse educators. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisite: NUR 300WI.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Introduction to the basic components and practice of case management and care coordination in a variety of health care and third-party payer settings. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program (BSN).

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

Electives

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