For initial inquiry for the BSN Completion Program, please submit your information online at https://crm.orionondemand.com/crm/forms/N7708KBc0k0kx6700pM4 An advisor will return your query within 24-48 hours. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours, please contact the RN/BSN Program Coordinator (Bobbi Towne, MSN, RN) at 734-487-2340.
Note: 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).
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.
- Successful completion of IHHS 279 Reading & Writing in Nursing Studies (effective Winter 2014)
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
- 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.
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 be MACRAO satisfied or have completed all EMU general education requirements before beginning 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: 25-28 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 offered 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).
- 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.
- Not more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix) may be applied towards the minimum of 124 credit hours 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 coordinated by the Office of Admissions, and additional documentation may be required.
- 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 earned 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
- For Students who began their undergraduate program at EMU in Fall 2007 or later or who have elected to follow the current (“new”) General Education Program, follow the “For Students” link under the Current Program heading.
- For Students who began their undergraduate program at EMU before Fall 2007 and who have elected to follow the Pre-2007 General Education Requirements, follow the “General Education Program Prior to Fall 2007 (pdf file)” link under the Program Prior to Fall 2007 heading. Please note that students who wish to graduate under pre-2007 General Education requirements must graduate by August 2014; those who have not completed all degree requirements by that time will need to satisfy the current (Fall 2007) General Education requirements.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on MACRAO or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.
University Information: Consult the online catalog at catalog.emich.edu.