University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Nursing School Review

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor prides itself to being the oldest state university in the state of Michigan.  Its history is a long story from 1817, established even before Michigan became a state. The university serves as a flagship of other numerous state Universities of Michigan and has grown to be a world class university.

School Of Nursing- University of Michigan- Ann arbor

The University of Michigan ((UM, U-M, Umich or U of M) was the first American university to establish a university-hospital in 1861; so medical degrees in the university have a rich history.  The school of nursing was opened to train the increasing demand for nurses in the already well established medical school under the university hospital. The nursing school programs are fully accredited and approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Michigan Board of Nursing. The School of nursing has over 20 nursing programs distributed in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Undergraduate Programs

As a foundational level, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor has designed two tracks of nursing degrees both of which lead to the award a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree:

  • Traditional BSN

The program is meant for either new nursing students joining from high school level or transfer students from community colleges.  Transfer students join the program at sophomore level having completed the required prerequisite courses. All Students must complete a total of 128 credits in a period of eight semesters to be allowed to graduate and sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

  • Accelerated Second Career BSN Program

The program is designed for highly motivated and bright students who already have a first bachelor’s degree from other fields of study. The program takes a period of 12 months to complete and students are expected to commit full attention to the program. It is highly paced and intensive and rigorous full time study and clinical contact is expected as part of covering the curriculum. Like the traditional BSN, students graduate with a BSN degree and are eligible for the licensure exam.

Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Masters programs at the University of Michigan School of nursing take the highest percent of nursing programs. There are about 20 master-level nursing programs offered at the university including dual degree programs and sub plans for each advanced practice nursing track chosen as explained below:

Acute Care Advanced Practice Program

Under this program, students are trained on handling complex health issues under two master sub plans:

  • MSN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • MSN Acute Care Clinical nurse Specialist (CNS)

Community Health Nursing Program

Under community health nursing, students can choose from the following sub- tracks

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Health nursing
  • Community/ Public Health/ Home Based Nursing

Psychiatric- Mental Health Advanced Practice Program

Nurses who wish to be trained on mental health at an advanced level can choose between:

  • Psych-Mental Health CNS
  • Psych-Mental Health NP

Nursing Business & Health Systems Programs

This masters program awards degrees related to business and nursing. It is also under this program that the school of nursing offers the dual degree programs. Sub plans in this program include:

  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Management
  • Nursing Entrepreneurship
  • Nursing Health care Policy
  • Nursing and Informatics MS/MSI
  • Nursing and Business Administration MS/MBA
  • Nursing and Health Services Administration MS/MHSA

Parent- Child Nursing Program

Master of Science nursing degree programs under this bracket at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor include:

  • Pediatric Nurse Midwife
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Midwife

It is also worth noting that post master certificate programs are available for all the aforementioned nursing sub plans above.

Doctorate Programs

The two terminal nursing degree programs are available and as such students can chose from the practice based or research based Doctor of Nursing Practice or PhD respectively.

University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
1011 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor,
MI 48109