University of Michigan-Flint Nursing School Review

The University of Michigan- Flint (UM-Flint) is a university under the flagship of the larger University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. Its history started course in 1944, many years after the founding of the main University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The board of education in Flint requested the formation of higher education institution in Flint and so came into being the UM-Flint.

The university initially operated as a two-year college where students could complete studies for transfer to the main UM at Ann Arbor. The two-year college; then known as Flint College was re-organized to become the current UM-Flint leaving the grounds of the college of what currently known as Mott Community College.

Department of Nursing – UM Flint

The department of nursing at University of Michigan Flint has been approved and accredited by the Michigan Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Nursing degrees range from undergraduate to doctorate programs as outlined below:

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

At undergraduate level, the University of Michigan Flint offers students three distinct routes leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees.

  • Basic BSN

The program is for entry-level nursing students who do not have any prior nursing experience. The curriculum of a minimum of 120 credits is designed to be completed in four academic years with the aim of preparing students to write the NCLEX-RN exam. Students are awarded the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

  • Accelerated Second Degree

For four full time semesters of intensive work and compressed curriculum, students with other non- nursing degrees are welcome to be trained to be RNs at UM Flint department of nursing. For 16 months, students engage in rigorous nurse training in both clinical and classroom instructions. Students are basically trained to complete the NCLEX-RN exam as part of their ambitions to become registered nurses.

  • RN/BSN Program

This program is meant for already registered nurses who wish to advance their nursing and complete a Bachelors of Science in nursing program. Basically, the program targets the adult learner and as such, the curriculum is designed to be flexible. On this note, students getting into this program have the options of completing their nursing courses via exclusive online, campus or as a hybrid of the two. This is the nursing program at UM-Flint that welcomes transfer students from articulated colleges.


Accelerated MSN Program

The Master of Science in nursing at UM- Flint offers only one track of concentration towards becoming an advanced practice nurse; Adult Nurse Practitioner. The program is designed to be completed in a full time- online based format of study. Students are therefore expected to come to campus on only four days per semester. Due to the flexibility of the program, students are able to attend clinical sessions at their local neighborhoods.  At the end of the program, 43 credits must be completed in about 16 academic months.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The doctor of nursing practice program takes the form of distance learning program utilizing online format for curriculum delivery. The program can be taken by either BSN or MSN prepared students by following the two tracks outlined below:


This program takes up to four years to complete after taking 82 credit hours. The program takes in BSN graduates and helps them through the program without taking the MSN degree.  Students taking this DNP program can major in one of the following three concentrations:

  • Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner


For MSN prepared students, this 36 credits DNP track at University of Michigan-Flint is the best option. The program takes between 2 to 4 years to complete and welcomes applicants who have a MSN degree as CNS, Nurse Anesthetists, NPs or Nurse Midwives. Both DNP tracks are offered as a part time option of distance learning with only single campus visits per academic year.

University of Michigan-Flint
303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint,
MI 48502