School of Nursing - College of Health and Human Services
Michael L. Williams, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNE, School Director
B.S.N. Completion Program
The BSN Completion program at EMU requires a separate application and admission process. While students may be admitted to the University as a Nursing Intent student (Major Code: INRC), admission to the BSN Completion program is not guaranteed.
Applicants are considered for selection into the BSN Completion Program based on the following criteria:
- Hold a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
- A 2.5 or better cumulative college G.P.A (4.0 scale)
- Successful completion of a college level course in English composition with a minimum course grade of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher prior to entry into the program.
Successful completion of the TOEFL or MELAB scores to meet EMU requirements if English is a second language.
The University may give credit for nursing courses taken at another college of university; however, the School reserves the right to make the final decision on course substitution based on examination of course materials. Requirements may vary based on prior education. Students must speak with a pre-admission counselor in the CHHS Intent Advising Office (734.487.0918) for details on transfer equivalencies. A minimum grade of C must be earned in the following courses (or the courses accepted as equivalent or replacement for the following courses):
- Apply to Eastern Michigan University. Consult with the EMU Office of Admissions regarding application forms, procedures, requirements and deadlines. Admission to the university takes an average of 2-3 weeks.
- Submit official transcripts from each educational institution you have attended so your EMU admission application can be processed.
- After admission to the university and receipt of your EID (student number), submit a separate application to the EMU School of Nursing for the RN/BSN Completion Program. The application can be found on the EMU School of Nursing website. Please include a $30.00 non-refundable check with your application. The check should be made out to EMU School of Nursing RN/BSN Program.
- Designation on application of first and second choices for site preference for coursework.
Note: Priority for admission to the RN/BSN Completion program will be given to those applicants who have completed general education requirements at EMU or are MACRAO satisfied from their community college.
*Applicants who hold a RN license and a bachelor’s degree in another discipline who are seeking admission to the RN/BSN Completion Program must also meet with the EMU Second-Degree Advisor in addition to the above requirements (734-487-7121).
Effective winter 2015, students applying for the BSN Completion Program must have satisfied the Michigan Transfer Agreement, the MACRAO agreement, or have completed all EMU general education requirements before beginning the nursing courses.
Application deadline dates and starting dates of courses vary according to the site (see EMU School of Nursing website for options in site locations).
Additional Requirements: 27-31 hours
One course from the following:
One course from the following:
One of the following two course sequences:
Major Requirements: 60 hours
Required Courses: 55 hours
Restrictive Elective Courses: 5 hours
Writing Intensive Course
Each student must choose a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your advisor for course options.
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
This program is available at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .
Critical Graduation Information:
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement. A Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of one year of college credit in a world language.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (WI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses, that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more that one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be reached in courses taken at EMU in each major and minor. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements:
EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available on the General Education section of the catalog: General Education
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.
University Information: Consult the online catalog at catalog.emich.edu.