Nursing (B.S.N. Program)


Admission: B.S.N. Programs

Admission, Pre-Nursing

Application to B.S.N. Programs

Degree Requirements (B.S.N. Programs)

Enrollment in Professional Nursing Courses

Nursing: B.S.N. Honors Program

Nursing: B.S.N. Second Career/Second Degree Program

Nursing: B.S.N. Traditional Admission

Nursing Courses (NUR)

Nursing: M.S.N. Admission

Nursing: RN to B.S.N. Completion Program

Nursing: RN to M.S.N. Completion Program

Professional and General Education Requirements for the Traditional B.S.N. Program

Professional Requirements for the Second Career/Second Degree B.S.N. Program

Readmission

Re-Entry into the Clinical Sequence of the Nursing Curriculum

Registration for Classes

The undergraduate nursing program is designed to prepare students who, upon graduation, will begin the practice of professional nursing. The program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and provides a basis for graduate study in this discipline. The curriculum consists of courses in both general and professional education and is offered with different options oriented to the varying admissions qualifications of the applicants: Traditional, Second Career/Second Degree, and RN-B.S.N. and RN-M.S.N. Programs (currently in moratorium)

Admission: B.S.N. Programs

All applications are reviewed to determine the capability of applicants to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Admission is highly competitive and is based primarily on academic performance, espe­cially grades earned in the prerequisite courses with an emphasis on the science prerequisites. Transcripts are reviewed for patterns of withdrawals and repeated courses. Prerequisite repeats are taken into account and can make an applicant less competitive. Transcripts are also reviewed for full-time scholarly achievement and promise of success in a rigorous science-based curriculum. An interview may also be possible.

Nursing: B.S.N. Traditional Admission

Admission, Pre-Nursing

Students in this category are presumed to be entering professional nursing for the first time. They are admitted through University Undergraduate Admissions (see Admission, Undergraduate) and complete a preprofessional nursing program offered through the Col­lege of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Subsequent admission to the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program requires completion of a minimum of thirty credits and all prerequisites (see below). All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better and candidates must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average in prerequisite courses to be eligible for consid­eration. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in science prerequi­sites is also required. If any professional nursing courses have been taken, grades earned in those courses will be taken into account. Admission to the program is highly competitive; completion of prereq­uisites with minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Prerequisites (Traditional Professional Nursing Program)

The following are prerequisite requirements for admission consider­ation to the Traditional Professional Program in the College of Nurs­ing. (All science courses marked with an asterisk (*) must have a lab component.)

BIO 1510* -- (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms: Cr. 4
BIO 2200* -- (LS) Introductory Microbiology: Cr. 4
BIO 2870* -- Anatomy and Physiology: Cr. 5

CHM 1020* -- (PS) Survey of General Chemistry: Cr. 4

ENG 1020 -- (BC) Introductory College Writing: Cr. 3

PSY 1010 -- (LS) Introductory Psychology: Cr. 4
PSY 2400 -- Developmental Psychology: Cr. 4

SOC 2000 or ANT 2100
    -- (SS) Understanding Human Society: Cr. 3
    -- (SS) Introduction to Anthropology: Cr. 3-4

Mathematics (MC): Students must have satisfied Math Competency (by exam or an approved course)

Nursing: B.S.N. Second Career/Second Degree Program Admission

Applicants in this category are eligible to apply for entry into Second Career/Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program if they have completed a bachelor's degree in an area other than nurs­ing and have completed the prerequisites (see below). Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses with a grade of 'C' or better and candidates must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average in prerequisite courses to be eligible for consideration. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the science prerequisites is also required. If any professional nursing have been taken, grades earned in those courses will be taken into account. Admission to the program is highly competitive; completion of prerequisites with minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Prerequisites (Second Career/Second Degree Program)

The following are prerequisite requirements for admission consider­ation to the Second Career/Second Degree Program in the College of Nursing. This set of prerequisite courses also applies to students with a bachelor's degree who are interested in pursuing the Tradi­tional (three-year) program rather than the Second Degree Program. (All science courses marked with an asterisk (*) must have a lab component.)

BIO 1510* -- (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms: Cr. 4
BIO 2200* -- (LS) Introductory Microbiology: Cr. 4
BIO 2870* -- Anatomy and Physiology: Cr. 5

CHM 1020* -- (PS) Survey of General Chemistry: Cr. 4

NFS 2030 -- (LS) Nutrition and Health: Cr. 3

PSY 2400 -- Developmental Psychology: Cr: 4

Sociology Course
Cultural Anthropology or any (FC) Foreign Culture Course
      (NUR 4800 is highly recommended)
Humanities: any (PL) Philosophy and Letters course
   or any (VP) Visual and Performing Arts course

RN-B.S.N. Program

The RN-B.S.N. program is geared toward Michigan-licensed regis­tered nurses (RNs) who have completed an associate degree pro­gram and wish to continue their professional education. Progression into senior year clinical nursing courses is granted after completion of all prerequisite requirements. For requirements for this curriculum, see Nursing: RN to B.S.N. Completion Program.

Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better and candidates must have a minimum 3.2 grade point average in prerequisite courses to be eligible for consideration. Admission to the program is highly competitive; completion of prereq­uisites with minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Application to B.S.N. Programs

Application to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs is a dual application process.

Step I - Application to Wayne State University: If the applicant is not already a Wayne State University student, he/she should submit an application by January 31 to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and submit all required documentation and materials (including tran­scripts from all post-secondary institutions attended). All final tran­scripts for prerequisites completed during the winter semester must be submitted by June 1. Applicants must meet all the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University (see Admission, Undergraduate).

Step II - Application to the College of Nursing: Applicants must sub­mit to the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs the on-line Application for Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pro­gram. Applications must be submitted by January 31. Official copies of all transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, and any other required documentation (test scores, etc.) must be received in the Office of Student Affairs by June 1, not postmarked by that date.

Application Fees: All Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Second Career/Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing applicants must submit a $50.00 non-refundable application fee. Checks or money orders may be made out to WSU College of Nurs­ing-Application Fee. The application fee is due at the time of applica­tion.

Application Deadlines: All admission materials listed above must be received in the appropriate offices by the program application deadline date of January 31 for Fall Admission.

For procedures, go to “How to Apply” at the College of Nursing web­site: http://www.nursing.wayne.edu

For students enrolled in prerequisite coursework during the admis­sion process, evidence of completion of all prerequisites must be received by the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs no later than June 1.

Non-native English-speaking candidates must submit Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores to the College of Nursing; a minimum total score of 101 is required, with minimum scores of twenty-five in listening, twenty-five in reading, twenty-five in writing and 26 in speaking.

Readmission

Nursing students whose attendance in the nursing clinical sequence of the undergraduate curriculum has been interrupted for more than one academic year must apply for readmission to the College of Nursing. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for application materi­als and deadline dates. There is no assurance that a student can be readmitted once the student withdraws from the program or does not progress in the program within the specified time limitations.

Enrollment in Professional Nursing Courses

1. Admission to the College of Nursing and successful completion of all prerequisites/corequisites identified for nursing courses.

2. Health Clearance

Students admitted to the College are required to submit a Health Clearance Form to the Office of Student Affairs. The health clearance must indicate that the student is in good health, free from communi­cable disease, and able to engage in a rigorous professional pro­gram with extensive clinical experiences. Health requirements are specified on the clearance form; some must be repeated yearly. Veri­fication of compliance must be supplied annually to the Office of Stu­dent Affairs prior to August 15.

Throughout the program students must maintain a level of health consistent with meeting the objectives of the curriculum and practic­ing nursing safely. If a health problem occurs during a student’s edu­cational program, the faculty member responsible for clinical practice will assess the student’s ability to continue in the program and will make recommendations for action to the Associate Dean for Aca­demic and Clinical Affairs. The University and the College reserve the right to refuse or cancel a student’s admission or to restrict his/her activities in the College if the health status indicates such action is warranted for safeguarding the patient, the student, other students, or the University.

3. Liability Insurance

The minimum amount of malpractice liability insurance acceptable is $1,000,000/$6,000,000 to cover each year of the student’s nursing studies. Students must present a copy of their insurance policy from an approved insurer to the Office of Student Affairs no later than August 15 of each year. This copy must show the amount of cover­age, the expiration date, and the student’s name. Students may not participate in clinical courses without a copy of this policy being on file.

4. BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers Certification

All students must have BLS for Health Care Providers (BLS-HCP) Certification or the equivalent for entry to clinical courses. It must be updated each year and students must have current, updated certifi­cation on file in the Office of Student Affairs by August 15 of each year.

5. Criminal Background and Drug Testing History

Students admitted to the College of Nursing are required to have a Criminal Background Investigation and a ten panel drug test com­pleted prior to beginning nursing courses. The Criminal Background Investigation is intended to discover if the applicant has had a felony conviction in the fifteen years prior to application, or a conviction of a misdemeanor involving abuse, neglect, assault, battery, or criminal sexual conduct in the ten years prior to application. Conviction of either the felony or certain types of misdemeanor violations, as out­lined, prohibits the student from participation in clinical courses.

6. Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE)

All undergraduate students are required to participate in the Michigan Health Alliance ACE program for clinical education and placement. Health status reports, liability insurance, BLS (Basic Life Support), criminal background checks and drug screens are tracked though the ACE and provided to participating clinical institutions. As part of the ACE program, students complete mandatory HIPPA, OSHA and blood-borne pathogen training.

Faculty are directed to deny students access to clinical experiences if the student has not met clinical clearance requirements.

Re-Entry into the Clinical Sequence of the Nursing Curriculum

Students whose progression in the clinical sequence of the program is interrupted due to unsatisfactory completion of prerequisite course work in a clinical course or to interruption in attendance in the pro­gram, must apply for re-entry into the clinical sequence. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for re-entry application materials. Students must file this application prior to August 31 for Fall Term re-entry, or December 31 for Winter Term re-entry. Application for re-entry will be reviewed by the College's Scholastic Policy and Admissions (SPA) Committee. Re-entry decisions are based on the student's academic record in the program. Consideration is given to grades in prerequi­site and nursing courses, length of time absent from the program, and potential for successful completion of the program. Re-entry into the clinical sequence and into the program option (traditional or sec­ond career/second degree) in which the student was previously enrolled is not guaranteed.

Registration for Classes

All students are required to register for required classes prior to attending classes. Registration procedures and schedules published in the official University Schedule of Classes, available online at: http://www.classschedule.wayne.edu. The usual full-time undergrad­uate program is 12-17 credits per term.

Clinical location assignments are created through the Office of Stu­dent Affairs and the Alliance of Clinical Education. Students are noti­fied of assignments prior to registration.

Nursing: M.S.N. Admission

Admission to the M.S.N. program involves a separate application process and students must meet all College of Nursing and Graduate School admission requirements for graduate study (see Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin for details). This process begins at the start of senior level professional course work. Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing does not automatically guarantee admission to graduate study in the College of Nursing.

RN-M.S.N. Program

(Admissions moratorium in effect.) The RN-M.S.N. Program is geared toward students who possess a B.S.N., are Michigan-licensed registered nurses, have a minimum g.p.a. of 3.0, and are ultimately interested in preparing for advanced nursing practice at the master's level. Completion of this program completes a B.S.N. and allows students to take a maximum of fifteen graduate credits, which can then be applied toward a graduate degree in nursing. Upon com­pletion of all RN-B.S.N. requirements, students, if admitted to a grad­uate program, complete the remaining M.S.N. requirements. The College of Nursing is currently not admitting students to this program. Students currently in the program are encouraged to expeditiously complete program requirements.

Progression into senior year professional nursing courses is granted after completion of all prerequisite requirements. Students must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and meet with the graduate clin­ical specialty coordinator of their major interest prior to taking any graduate level course.

Degree Requirements (B.S.N. Programs)

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree must com­plete the minimum 126 semester credits in course work including sat­isfaction of the University General Education Requirements (see General Education Program) and in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College; see Academic Regula­tions and Academic Regulations.

Residency: The last thirty credits of the degree must be taken at Wayne State University.

Grade Point Average: Students must maintain a grade point aver­age (g.p.a.) of at least 2.0 in total residence credit and in all nursing courses.

Curriculum and Program Requirements: A student must complete all curriculum and program requirements, remove any marks of ‘I’ or ‘Y’, and be recommended by the faculty for the B.S.N. degree. Stu­dent must complete the required minimum number of credits, elect courses in the proper sequence in the appropriate curriculum (as shown below), and satisfy all course prerequisites or corequisites

Professional and General Education Requirements for the Traditional B.S.N. Program

The following curriculum outlines the minimum of 126 semester cred­its required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, including sixty-one credits in nursing major courses. The following curriculum is for informational purposes and is subject to change by the College of Nursing

Year I

Fall Semester

BIO 1050 -- (LS) Basic Biology (Laboratory): Cr. 4
ENG 1020 -- (BC) Introductory College Writing: Cr. 3
PSY 1010 -- (LS) Introductory Psychology: Cr. 4
Math Competency (MC): Cr. 0-3
Total Credits: 12-15

Winter Semester

BIO 1510 -- (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms (Laboratory): Cr. 4 (prereq: BIO 1050)
PSY 2400 -- Developmental Psychology: Cr. 4
SOC 2000 or ANT 2100
   -- (SS) Understanding Human Society: Cr. 3
   -- (SS) Introduction to Anthropology: Cr. 3
Mathematics Competency (MC) (if needed): Cr. 0-3
Total Credits: 11-14

Spring/Summer Semester

BIO 2870 -- Anatomy and Physiology (Laboratory): Cr. 5

Year II

Fall Semester

BIO 2200 -- (LS) Introductory Microbiology (Laboratory): Cr. 4
CHM 1020 -- (PS) Survey of General Chemistry (Laboratory): Cr. 4
Visual and Performing Arts (VP): Cr. 3
Oral Communication (OC) Competency: Cr. 0-3
Total Credits: 14

Winter Semester

Computer Literacy (CL) Competency (NUR 1110 recommended): Cr. 0-3
Critical Thinking (CT) Competency: Cr. 0-3
Intermediate Composition (IC): Cr. 3 (ENG 3010 recommended)
Total Credits: 9

Year III

First Semester (Fall)

NUR 2010 -- Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination: Cr. 3
NUR 2030 -- Pathophysiology Related to Nursing Practice: Cr. 3
NUR 2060 -- Nursing Implications of Drug Administration: Cr. 3
NUR 2995 -- Special Topics in Foundations of Professional Nursing: Cr. 3
Total Credits: 12

Second Semester (Winter)

NUR 2050 -- Supportive Measures for Basic Care Needs: Cr. 5
NFS 2030 -- (LS) Nutrition and Health: Cr. 3
Historical Studies (HS): Cr. 0-4
Total Credits: 12

Year IV

Fall Semester

NUR 3010 -- Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Acute Illness: Cr. 5
NUR 3015 -- Restorative Care: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Cr. 5
Foreign Culture (FC) (NUR 4800 is highly recommended): Cr. 3

Total Credits: 13

Winter Semester

NUR 3020 -- Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness: Cr. 5
NUR 3400 -- Introduction to Nursing Research: Cr. 2
Foreign Culture (FC) (NUR 4800 recommended): Cr. 3
American Society and Institutions (AI): Cr. 3
Total Credits: 13

Year V

Fall Semester

NUR 4010 -- Integrative Care of Children and their Families: Cr. 5
NUR 4020 -- Integrative Care of the Perinatal Family: Cr. 5
NUR 4040 -- Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice: Cr. 4
Total Credits 14

Winter Semester

NUR 4050 -- Transition to Professional Nursing Practice: Cr. 5
NUR 4060 -- Synthesis of Core Nursing Knowledge: Cr. 2
NUR 4120 -- Community Focused Nursing Practice: Cr. 6
Total Credits: 13

Writing Intensive course requirement is fulfilled by taking NUR 5993 (WI). The course is zero credits and is assigned once students are admitted to the College.

Total B.S.N. Credits: 126

Professional Requirements for the Second Career/Sec­ond Degree B.S.N. Program

In addition to the pre-nursing requirements for the Second Career/Second Degree Program (see Nursing: B.S.N. Second Career/Sec­ond Degree Program) the following professional educational courses are required, in addition to a minimum of sixty-five credits in prior baccalaureate and pre-nursing requirements:

First Semester (Fall)

NUR 2010 -- Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination: Cr. 3
NUR 2030 -- Pathophysiology Related to Nursing Practice: Cr. 3
NUR 2050 -- Supportive Measures for Basic Care Needs: Cr. 5
NUR 2060 -- Nursing Implications of Drug Administration: Cr. 3
NUR 2995 -- Special Topics in Foundations of Professional Nursing: Cr. 3
Total Credits: 17

Second Semester (Winter)

NUR 3010 -- Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Acute Illness: Cr. 5
NUR 3015 -- Restorative Care: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
   Across the Life Span: Cr. 5
NUR 4020 -- Integrative Care of the Perinatal Family: Cr. 5
Total Credits: 15

Third Semester (Spring/Summer)

NUR 3020 -- Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness: Cr. 5
NUR 3400 -- Introduction to Nursing Research: Cr. 2
NUR 4010 -- Integrative Care of Children and their Families: Cr. 5
Total Credits: 12

Fourth Semester (Fall)

NUR 4040 -- Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice: Cr. 4
NUR 4050 -- Transition to Professional Nursing Practice: Cr. 5
NUR 4060 -- Synthesis of Core Nursing Issues: Cr. 2
NUR 4120 -- Community-Focused Nursing Practice: Cr. 6
Total Credits: 17

Total Nursing Credits: 61
Total Non-Nursing Credits: 65

Writing Intensive course requirement is fulfilled by taking NUR 5993 (WI). The course is zero credits and is assigned once students are admitted to the College.

Total B.S.N. Minimum Credits: 126

Nursing: RN to B.S.N. Completion Program

Requirements: All students must achieve a grade of C or better in all courses cited below. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above must be maintained. These courses may not be taken for Passed-Not Passed grades.

Admission to Senior Standing: All RN students must file an Appli­cation for Admission to Senior Standing by the appropriate deadline. Upon admission to Senior Standing, RN students will receive sev­enty-six to ninety-three credits for previous associate degree nursing education validated by a current license to practice in the State of Michigan.

Completion of the following courses (or equivalents) is required for admission to Senior Standing

BIO 1510 -- (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms (Laboratory): Cr. 4
BIO 2200 -- (LS) Introductory Microbiology (Laboratory): Cr. 4
BIO 2870 -- Anatomy and Physiology (Laboratory): Cr. 5

CHM 1020 -- (PS) Survey of General Chemistry (Laboratory): Cr. 4

ENG 1020 -- (BC) Introductory College Writing: Cr. 3
ENG 3010 -- (IC) Intermediate Writing: Cr. 3

NUR 2010 -- Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination: Cr. 3
NUR 2070 -- Professional Nursing in the Future: Health Promotion: Cr. 3
NUR 3400 -- Introduction to Nursing Research: Cr. 2

PSY 1010 -- (LS) Introductory Psychology: Cr. 4
PSY 2400 -- Developmental Psychology: Cr. 4

SOC 2000 or ANT 2100
   -- (SS) Understanding Human Society: Cr. 3
   -- (SS) Introduction to Anthropology: Cr. 3

The student must also demonstrate satisfactory completion of the University General Education competency Requirements (see Gen­eral Education Program), including Mathematics Competency (MC), Critical Thinking (CT), Computer Literacy (CL), Oral Communication (OC) and Writing Intensive (WI)

RN to B.S.N. Program: Senior Level Professional and General Education Requirements

In addition to the prerequisites for admission to Senior Standing listed above, the following upper-level professional nursing courses are required. The remaining General Education Requirements and liberal arts credits (if needed) comprise the balance of the 135 credits required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing; these courses may be taken prior to the upper-level professional work. The last thirty-four credits in course work must be taken at Wayne State University.

Year I

Fall Semester

NUR 2070 -- Professional Nursing in the Future: Strategies for Health Promotion : Cr. 3
NUR 3405 -- Introduction to Research and Evidenced Based Practice RN-BSN: Cr. 3

Total: 6 credits

Winter Semester

NUR 2010 -- Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination: Cr. 3
NUR 4600 -- Gerontological Nursing Perspectives in Health and Illness: Cr. 3

Total: 6 credits

Spring/Summer Semester

NUR 4300 -- Nursing Informatics: Cr. 3
NUR 4800 -- Transcultural Health through the Life Cycle: Cr. 3

Total: 6 credits

Year II

Fall Semester

NUR 4040 - Nursing Leadership and Management: Cr. 4
NUR 4500 - Professional Nursing in the Future: Current Issues for Professional Practice RN-BSN: Cr. 3

Total: 7 credits

Winter semester

NUR 4120-Community Focused Nursing Practice: Cr. 6

Total: 6 credits

Nursing: B.S.N. Honors Program

The College of Nursing Honors program offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for students to further pursue their interests in the field of nursing. The Honors program is open to all students seeking their Bachelors of Science in Nursing and requires that students graduate with a GPA of 3.5. Completion of the honors program requirements results in an honors degree designation on the diploma. Interested students should contact their advisor in the Office of Student Affairs.

Departmental Honors Requirement

In addition to the stated requirements for a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, to earn Departmental Honors, students must complete the Honors Assignments associated with the Honors 1, 2, and 3 courses as outlined in the NURH Guidelines. In fulfilling these requirements, they must also complete an HON 42XX course that will count towards their accumulation of 12 Honors hours. While honors students must accumulate a minimum of at least 12 credits of Honors courses, nursing students typically accumulate 12-19 honors credits.

Nursing: RN to M.S.N. Completion Program

(An admissions moratorium is currently in effect for this program.)

All students must achieve grades of ‘C’ or better in all courses cited below. These courses may NOT be taken for Passed/Not Passed grades. A cumulative University grade point average of 2.00 or above must be maintained.

Admission to Senior Standing: All RN students must file an Appli­cation for Admission to Senior Standing by the appropriate deadline. The application is available in the Office of Student Affairs. Upon admission to Senior Standing, RN students will receive thirty-three credits for previous nursing education validated by a current license to practice in the state of Michigan.

Completion of the following courses is required for admission to Senior Standing:

BIO 1510 -- (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms (Laboratory): Cr. 4
BIO 2200 -- (LS) Introductory Microbiology (Laboratory): Cr. 4
BIO 2870 -- Anatomy and Physiology (Laboratory): Cr. 5

CHM 1020 -- (PS) Survey of General Chemistry (Laboratory): Cr. 4

ENG 1020 -- (BC) Introductory College Writing: Cr. 3
ENG 3010 -- (IC) Intermediate Writing: Cr. 3

NUR 2010 -- Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination: Cr. 3
NUR 3400 -- Introduction to Nursing Research: Cr. 2

PSY 1010 -- (LS) Introductory Psychology: Cr. 4
PSY 2400 -- Developmental Psychology: Cr. 4

SOC 2000 or ANT 2100
    -- (SS) Understanding Human Society: Cr. 3
    -- (SS) Introduction to Anthropology: Cr. 3

The student must also demonstrate satisfactory completion of the University General Education Requirements (see General Education Program) including Mathematics Competency (MC), Critical Thinking (CT), Computer Literacy (CL), Oral Communication (OC and Writing Intensive (WI).

RN to M.S.N. Program: Senior/Graduate Level Profes­sional and General Education Requirements

In addition to the prerequisites for progression into senior year (listed above), the following senior level professional nursing courses are required. The remaining General Education requirements and liberal arts credits (if needed) comprise the balance of the 135 credits required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing; these courses may be taken prior to the senior level professional courses. The last thirty semester credits of course work must be completed at Wayne State University.

NUR 4040 -- Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice: Cr. 4
NUR 4120 -- Community Focused Nursing Practice: Cr. 6

Foreign Culture (FC) (NUR 4800 is highly recommended): Cr. 3
Historical Studies (HS): Cr. 3
Visual and Performing Arts (VP): Cr. 3
Philosophy and Letters (PL): Cr. 3
American Society and Institutions (AI): Cr. 3

Writing Intensive course requirement is fulfilled by taking NUR 5993. The course is zero credits and is assigned once students are admit­ted to the College.

RN to M.S.N. Declaration of Graduate Major

Students in the RN to M.S.N. Program must meet with the graduate director of their chosen program prior to registering for any graduate level courses. Students should begin the application process for admission to the Graduate School and the Master of Science in Nursing program during the last year of their undergraduate program. Admission to graduate study is neither automatic nor guaran­teed. Separate application for graduate study must be submitted by the established deadline date.

GRADUATE LEVEL COURSE OPTIONS: Three of the following:

NUR 6510 -- Health Economics, Policy, and Professional Issues for APNs: Cr. 4
NUR 7015 -- Research: Evidence Based Advanced Practice I: Cr.3
NUR 7018 -- Research: Evidence Based Advanced Practice II: Cr.3
NUR 7105 -- Theoretical Foundations: Advanced Practice: Cr. 3

In all graduate level courses taken in the RN to M.S.N. Completion Program, a grade of ‘B’ or better must be achieved for these courses to be transferable to the graduate plan of study. A maximum of fifteen credits of the graduate level courses above may be applied toward the Master of Science in Nursing for students admitted to graduate study in the College of Nursing. Once admitted to the M.S.N. pro­gram, completion of degree requirements will require additional cred­its in graduate course work, depending on the nursing major. Graduate majors include: Adult Acute and Critical Care Nursing, Adult Primary Care Nursing/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Psy­chiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Nurs­ing, and Advanced Practice Nursing with Women, Neonates and Children and Nurse Midwife.