Accelerated BSN Programs in Michigan


Eastern Michigan University
400 Pierce Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Tel: 734-487-2483.
Eastern Michigan University is a public college located on an 800-acre campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan, 8 miles east of Ann Arbor. Founded in1849 as the Michigan State Normal School, after years of expansion, in 1959 the school became a university and its name was changed to Eastern Michigan University.

Today, Eastern Michigan offers undergraduate, graduate, weekend and online academic programs. The College of Health and Human Services offers both a traditional BSN degree program and a BSN Second Degree program. This accelerated BSN track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 3 prerequisite classes. The prerequisite classes include pathophysiology, microbiology and therapeutic human nutrition. The application deadline is in July.

Ferris State University

Ferris State University

1201 South State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307,

231- 591-2000

Ferris State University is a public college located on an 880-acre campus on the southern edge of Big Rapids, Michigan, within walking distance of downtown. The school was established in 1884 by Woodridge Nathan Ferris as the Big Rapids Industrial School. In 1898 it was renamed Ferris Institute. Today, Ferris State University offers over 180 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in 8 colleges and schools. It has 19 off campus locations and offers extensive online learning opportunities. The School of Nursing is part of the College of Health Professions. It offers 2 tracks for obtaining a BSN degree, including the Accelerated 2nd Degree Track. This accelerated BSN track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 12 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite classes prior to admission. Only 24 students are admitted to this competitive program each year.

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401-9403,

616-331-5000

Grand Valley State University is a public college located on a 1200-acre campus in Allendale, Michigan, 12 miles west of Grand Rapids. Additional campuses are located in Holland and downtown Grand Rapids. Grand Valley was founded in 1960 by the Michigan legislature in response to a study that indicated a need for a college in the Grand Rapids area. Today, Grand Valley offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in 8 colleges. The Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley opened in 1973 and has earned a reputation for research with a particular focus on urban health. It offers 2 tracks for obtaining a BSN degree, including the Second Degree BSN program. This BSN accelerated program allows students to earn a BSN degree after 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN 2nd degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 6 prerequisite classes with a grade of “C” or better in each. The application deadline is in November for May entry.

Michigan State University

Michigan State University

840 Service Road, Lansing, MI 48824,

517-335-1855

Michigan State University is a public institution located in Lansing, Michigan. Founded in 1885 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, after several name changes and curriculum expansion, in 1964 the name was changed to Michigan State University. Today, Michigan State offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in 19 colleges. The Department of Nursing enrolled its first 17 students in 1950 and in 1957 became the School of Nursing. The School of Nursing now offers 3 paths to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, including the Accelerated Second Degree BSN. This accelerated BSN program allows students to earn a BSN degree after 14 months of intensive, full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 9 prerequisite classes with a grade of 2.0 or better in each. The application deadline is in December to start in the summer.

Oakland University

Oakland University

2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309,

248-370-2100

Oakland University is a public institution located on a 1500-acre campus near Rochester, Michigan in Oakland County. It was founded in 1957 by Alfred and Matilda Wilson. Today, Oakland University offers over 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 6 colleges and schools. The Board of Trustees of Oakland University established the School of Nursing in 1974. The Accelerated Second Degree track was created in 2005, allowing students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite coursework prior to admission. The applications deadlines are in April for summer entry, August for fall entry and December for winter entry.

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy

4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221,

800-635-5020

The University of Detroit Mercy is a private, Catholic institution affiliated with the Society of Jesus and the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in Detroit, Michigan. The school traces its roots to 1877 with the founding of Detroit College and 1941 with the founding of Mercy College of Detroit. In 1990 the two colleges merged to form the University of Detroit Mercy. It is now Michigan’s largest Catholic university. Today, the University of Detroit Mercy remains committed to both quality education and service of faith. It offers 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 7 colleges and schools.

The McAuley School of Nursing offers the Second Degree Option for obtaining a BSN degree. This accelerated BSN track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 12 months of full-time classroom and clinical work beginning in either January or May. The program offers the same curriculum as the traditional BSN program, however, the classes are offered in a different sequence. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the11 prerequisite classes with a grade of 2.5 or better in each class. All science prerequisites must have been taken within 7 years of applying to the accelerated BSN degree program.

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

400 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482,

734-763-5985

The University of Michigan is a public college located on a 3,100-acre campus in Ann Arbor Michigan, along the Huron River. It is the flagship in the University of Michigan system, with two additional campuses in Flint and Dearborn. Founded in 1817 as the Catholepistemiad by the governor of the Michigan Territory, it is Michigan’s oldest university. Today, the University of Michigan offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 20 colleges and schools. The School of Nursing at the University of Michigan opened in 1819 as the University of Michigan Training School for Nurses with 6 students. It now offers over 15 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the Accelerated Second Career BSN. This accelerated BSN track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 12 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 12 prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in February for fall admission.

University of Michigan- Flint

University of Michigan- Flint

303 E Kearsley, Flint, MI 48502,

810-767-1863

The University of Michigan- Flint is a public college located in Flint, Michigan. It is one of the 3 campuses of the University of Michigan. It traces its roots to 1944 when the Flint Board of Education requested that the University of Michigan open an extension campus in Flint. In 1956 the University of Michigan opened a two-year senior college in Flint. In 1971, the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan changed the school’s name to the University of Michigan-Flint. Today, the University of Michigan- Flint offers over 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 4 colleges and schools. The Department of Nursing offers 3 paths for obtaining a BSN degree, including the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program. This accelerated BSN track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 2 years of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 9 prerequisite classes with a grade of “C+” or better in each. The application deadline is in January for fall admission.

Wayne State University

Wayne State University

College of Nursing, 5557 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202,

313-577-4082

Wayne State University is a public college located on a 203-acre campus in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, surrounded by museums, galleries and theatres. Wayne State traces its roots to the founding of Detroit Medical College in 1868 and Detroit Normal Training School in 1881. Today, Wayne State offers 400 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 13 colleges and schools. It is the third largest university in Michigan. The College of Nursing at Wayne State opened in 1945 and has earned a reputation for research with a particular focus on urban health. It offers 2 tracks for obtaining a BSN degree, including the BSN Second Career Degree track. This accelerated BSN track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 10 prerequisite classes with a grade of “C” or better in each. The application deadline is in March.

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