University of Michigan - Flint (UM-Flint) School of Nursing

The University of Michigan-Flint offers the Traditional BSN, RN-BSN, Accelerated Second Degree BSN, MSN, DNAP Nurse Anesthesia, and DNP degree programs. UM-Flint also has a Veterans' BSN for honorably or generally discharged medics and service members with military healthcare training. Students Schools Scholarships

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  • Accreditations CCNE Accredited COA Accredited
  • Location Flint, Michigan
  • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, DNAP, CRNA, NP, BSN-to-DNP, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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Founded in 1956, the University of Michigan-Flint is a public institution.


Traditional BSN Program (BSN)

During the last year graduates have continued to meet or exceed state and national benchmarks in the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.

Admission Requirements (not all-inclusive)

  • Applied to UM-Flint/complete application including official transcripts from previous institutions
  • Minimum four out of the eight program prerequisites completed by the deadline date
  • Remaining prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the program
  • Minimum 2.3 (C+) in each prerequisite course; minimum overall 2.75 GPA of completed prerequisite courses by application
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 of the most recent 30 credits completed
  • Minimum of two references (one professional/one academic)
  • One-page essay


The RN to BSN program is designed for students who are already RNs and have graduated from a state-approved nursing program. Students with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and licensed as an RN are allowed to be admitted and begin the curriculum.

Students must have achieved a minimum of 2.75 GPA in the previous ADN program.  If candidates do not initially meet the GPA requirement, they will be required to complete 9 credits of coursework at UM-Flint with a minimum 3.0 GPA before beginning the RN to BSN nursing core curriculum.

Nursing Direct Admit

High school students who have a minimum 3.4 GPA and a 24 ACT/1160 SAT are eligible to apply for the UM-Flint Nursing Direct Admit program.  Application to the program is rolling admission; students may apply at any time during their senior year in high school for Fall 2017 admission.

Accelerated Second Degree BSN (ASD)

The Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) program is designed for students with a previous bachelor's degree who are not licensed as an RN. The program is sixteen-months in length.

Veterans' BSN (VBSN)

The VBSN is a unique program open to those who are honorably or generally discharged medics and service members with military healthcare training.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

This program will prepare nurses to become Nurse Practitioners. It includes a full-time, 5-semester MSN curriculum and a part-time, 11-semester MSN curriculum. 

Admission Requirements (not all-inclusive)

  • BSN from accredited college/university
  • Overall undergraduate 3.2 GPA (3.5 graduate)
  • Current unencumbered US RN license
  • Three or more credits college-level Chemistry and statistics grade C or better
  • Minimum one year RN experience
  • Admission possible for RNs with bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field

Faculty members are piloting a path for admission of ADN-prepared Registered Nurses without a bachelor's degree. In addition to the requirements above, RNs seeking admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program who do not already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing must complete prerequisites before beginning graduate coursework.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing (PMHNP)

Those who are interested in becoming certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) are invited to apply for this certificate program. Admission is for the Winter semester only.

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Entry-Level (DNAP)

The program is 3 years. The DNAP program's design allows students to maintain employment as a registered nurse in year one.

Admission (not all-inclusive)

  • Current, unrestricted RN license in Michigan or one of the U.S. or protectorates
  • BSN or an appropriate biological science from a regionally accredited institution
  • Nursing GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 in required prerequisite courses
  • Minimum of one year's experience as RN in a critical care unit such as SICU, MICU, CCU, etc.
  • Currently working in a critical care unit
  • Evidence of a minimum of 8 hours shadowing a CRNA
  • Current Certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS)
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Specialty Concentrations

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) 

Admission Requirements (not all-inclusive)

  • BSN or MSN (with certification) from accredited college/university with overall undergraduate 3.2 GPA (3.5 graduate)
  • BSN applicants: Current unencumbered RN license in the US
  • MSN to DNP applicants: Current unencumbered license as an APRN
  • College-level Chemistry and statistics grade C or better (not required for MSN to DNP applicants)
  • Minimum one year RN experience
  • Admission is also possible for Registered Nurses with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field


US News & World Report (2019-2020)

  • #115 (tie) in Regional Universities Midwest
  • #293-#381 in National Universities
  • #214 (tie) in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • #35 in Top Public Schools
  • #56 (tie) in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • #77 (tie) in  Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs
  • #260-#345 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #124 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
  • #91 in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • #22 (tie) in Nursing-Anesthesia

Niche (2020)

  • Best College Food in America #477 of 1,385
  • Most Conservative Colleges in America #560 of 1,692
  • Colleges with the Best Academics in America #696 of 1,579
  • Safest College Campuses in America #836 of 1,379
  • Most Conservative Colleges in Michigan #21 of 53
  • Colleges with the Best Academics in Michigan #23 of 45
  • Best Value Colleges in Michigan #27 of 52
  • Safest College Campuses in Michigan #29 of 40
  • Most Diverse Colleges in Michigan #33 of 51

The Princeton Review listed UM-Flint in their "Best Midwestern" listings (2019).

UM-Flint was named in the top 15% Military-Friendly Schools by GI Jobs (2019).


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the baccalaureate, master's, DNP, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at UM-Flint.

The University of Michigan-Flint is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

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