Undergraduate Degree - Nursing

Program:
Nursing
Program Code:
4008 Nursing
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Start Term:
FS92
College:
College of Nursing
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Nursing

Undergraduate Program

Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C.C.N.E.).  This program is designed to provide a broad professional preparation based on nursing science and is grounded in biological, physical and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities.  The College offers three paths to the B.S.N. degree: Traditional B.S.N.; Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N.; and B.S.N. for Registered Nurses. The program is designed to prepare the student for nursing practice with individuals, families, and populations in a variety of health states and health settings.

Opportunity for Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Muskegon Community College, Oakland Community College, and St. Clair County Community College Associate Degree in Nursing Students

Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Muskegon Community College, Oakland Community College, and St. Clair County Community College Associate Degree in Nursing students who have enrolled in clinical nursing courses in the nursing major at their respective college are eligible to apply for transfer admission to Michigan State University into the R.N. to B.S.N. program.

Students admitted to MSU and admitted to the R.N. to B.S.N. program may enroll in two summer sessions (one course each summer session) at MSU while simultaneously enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program. Upon graduation from the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Muskegon Community College, Oakland Community College, and St. Clair County Community College and successful completion of prerequisite courses for the B.S.N. and other program requirements, including but not limited to background check, drug screen, and fingerprinting, students will continue enrollment in the MSU R.N. to B.S.N. program.

Acceptance is determined by the applicant’s previous academic record. Admission to the program is competitive; the most qualified candidates are selected from the pool of candidates meeting the minimum criteria.

To complete the application process, the student must:

  1. Apply to the College of Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. program using the Office of Admissions application form. It is recommended that students apply during the first semester they are enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program.
  2. Complete and submit the College of Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. supplemental application.
  3. Complete all other undergraduate application requirements.
  4. Have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher upon admission and at time of completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing.
  5. Earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in each science prerequisite course or its equivalent.
  6. Complete the university’s Tier I writing requirement.
  7. Complete  the university’s mathematics requirement referenced in item 1. under the Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in Nursing.
  8. Possess an active, unrestricted R.N. license to practice without probationary status prior to MSU clinical course work.

For additional information regarding transfer admission, refer to the Transfer Student Admission statement in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog.

Opportunity for Incoming Freshmen

While admission to the College of Nursing is competitive and determined after completion of at least 28 credits (see Admission to the College below), high achieving, incoming freshmen students have the opportunity to earn conditional admission to the college. Prior to applying for such consideration, a prospective student must first be admitted to the university, under the prenursing preference, via the standard freshman application process.

Students may apply to the College of Nursing prior to their initial enrollment at MSU in order to be considered for acceptance to a future fall cohort. Consideration for conditional admission is competitive. Application materials for a future fall cohort must be completed by December 1st for early application deadline but no later than March 1st prior to the initial fall semester of enrollment. Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing by April 1st.

Minimal criteria for application:

  1. ACT composite score of at least 28 or SAT of 1240 (critical reading, mathematics, and writing).
  2. High school grade point average of at least 3.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. High school class rank will be considered when available.

If conditional admission to the College of Nursing is granted, the student must sign an agreement with the College of Nursing that the following academic conditions will be met in order to enter the nursing major as a sophomore:

  1. Complete the prenursing curriculum in the first year.
  2. Earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in each prenursing foundation course.
  3. Maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average that is provided in the letter of agreement the student signs with the College of Nursing.

Students must be eligible and available to be admitted as a sophomore the fall semester of their second year of attendance. This includes successfully completing immunization requirements, criminal background checks, and drug screen reviews required of all nursing students prior to the start of clinical course work.

Admission to the College

Admission to the College of Nursing is competitive. Minimal criteria for application to the College are:

  1. Completion of at least 28 credits acceptable to the College of Nursing with a cumulative grade-point  average of 2.75 or higher.
  2. Completion of the following prenursing foundation courses with a grade of 2.0 or higher in each course:
    ANTR  350   Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals  (3)
    BS       161   Cell and Molecular Biology  (3)
    CEM    141   General Chemistry  (4)
    MTH     103   College Algebra   (3)
  3. Completion of the university’s Tier I writing requirement.
  4. Satisfactory community service, work experience and letters of recommendation.

Applications for admission to the nursing major are reviewed twice each year.  A limited number of positions are available during each selection period.  Students may be admitted to the nursing major for either the fall semester or the spring semester.

Students who wish to be considered for admission to the nursing major must submit their applications to the College of Nursing by May 1 for admission to the fall semester and December 1 for admission to the spring semester. Applicants are encouraged to meet with a college undergraduate program advisor prior to the submission of their application materials.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of the catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

    The completion of Mathematics 103 and Statistics and Probability 200 referenced below will also satisfy the University mathematics requirement. Students who place into Statistics and Probability 200 on the mathematics placement test and complete Statistics and Probability 200 are not required to complete Mathematics 103.

    Students who are enrolled in the Nursing major leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in the College of Nursing complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of the following courses:  Biological Science 161, Chemistry 141 and 143, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 201 and 302, Human Anatomy 350, and Physiology 250 or 310.  The completion of Chemistry 143 and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 302 satisfy the laboratory requirement.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Nursing major is met by completing Nursing 375, 460, and 481.  Those courses are referenced in item 2. below.
  2. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following Foundation courses with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0:
    CEM 143 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
    HDFS 225 Lifespan Human Development in the Family 3
    HNF 150 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
    MMG 201 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3
    MMG 302 Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology 1
    PHM 350 Introductory Human Pharmacology 3
    PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
    Or
    PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
    PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    b. All of the following Nursing courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course:
    NUR 205 Introduction to Professional Nursing 4
    NUR 301 Clinical Pathophysiology 3
    NUR 322 Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I 4
    NUR 324 Health Promotion and Disease and Injury Prevention I 3
    NUR 332 Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients II 5
    NUR 334 Health Promotion and Disease and Injury Prevention II 3
    NUR 371 Behavioral Health Nursing 4
    NUR 375 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 2
    NUR 436 Nursing Care of Children and Their Families 2
    NUR 437 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 2
    NUR 445 Nursing Care of Acute and Critically Ill Patients 6
    NUR 460 Leadership in Clinical Practice 5
    NUR 471 Public Health Nursing 3
    NUR 475 Ethical Practice 2
    NUR 481 Scholarship for Nursing Practice (W) 2

     3. Admission as a Registered Nurse
 

Registered Nurses who have graduated from a diploma or associate degree program in nursing with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.75, a minimum grade of 2.00 in all required science courses and who possess an active, unrestricted RN license to practice without probationary status will be granted 30 credits for successful completion of the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Students should contact the College of Nursing regarding the application process and deadlines. The following are the requirements for the major for students admitted as Registered Nurses.

a. All of the following courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each NUR course (32 credits):
ISS 315 Global Diversity and Interdependence (I) 4
NUR 300 Pathophysiology 4
NUR 325 Transitions to BSN Practice 2
NUR 336 Health Promotion for the BSN 4
NUR 340 Foundations of Nursing Practice 4
NUR 355 Integrative Seminar I 2
NUR 455 Integrative Seminar II 2
NUR 465 Leadership Immersion 4
NUR 470 Community and Population Health Nursing 4
NUR 485 Integrative Seminar III 2

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Nursing, BSN (4008)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Nursing - Lifespan Human Development in the Family
Major - Nursing - Lifespan Human Development in the Family: 1 course from HDFS225
Conditions:
Major - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14

Requirement 12: Major - Nursing - Introduction to Human Nutrition
Major - Nursing - Introduction to Human Nutrition: 1 course from HNF150
Conditions:
Major - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14

Requirement 13: Major - Nursing - Introduction to Human Pharmacology
Major - Nursing - Introduction to Human Pharmacology: 1 course from PHM350
Conditions:
Major - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14

Requirement 14: Major - Nursing - Introductory Psychology
Major - Nursing - Introductory Psychology: 1 course from PSY101
Conditions:
Major - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14

Requirement 15: Major - Nursing - Introduction to Professional Nursing
Major - Nursing - Introduction to Professional Nursing: 1 course from NUR205

Requirement 16: Major - Nursing - Clinical Pathophysiology
Major - Nursing - Clinical Pathophysiology: 1 course from NUR301

Requirement 17: Major - Nursing - Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I and II
Major - Nursing - Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I and II: 2 courses from NUR322, NUR332

Requirement 18: Major - Nursing - Health Promotion and Disease and Injury Prevention I and II
Major - Nursing - Health Promotion and Disease and Injury Prevention I and II: 2 courses from NUR324, NUR334

Requirement 19: Major - Nursing - Behavioral Health Nursing
Major - Nursing - Behavioral Health Nursing: 1 course from NUR371

Requirement 20: Major - Nursing - Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Major - Nursing - Research and Evidence-Based Practice: 1 course from NUR375

Requirement 21: Major - Nursing - Nursing Care of Children and Their Families
Major - Nursing - Nursing Care of Children and Their Families: 1 course from NUR436

Requirement 22: Major - Nursing - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
Major - Nursing - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family: 1 course from NUR437

Requirement 23: Major - Nursing - Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients
Major - Nursing - Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients: 1 course from NUR445

Requirement 24: Major - Nursing - Leadership in Clinical Practice
Major - Nursing - Leadership in Clinical Practice: 1 course from NUR460

Requirement 25: Major - Nursing - Public Health Nursing
Major - Nursing - Public Health Nursing: 1 course from NUR471

Requirement 26: Major - Nursing - Ethical Practice
Major - Nursing - Ethical Practice: 1 course from NUR475

Requirement 27: Major - Nursing - Scholarship for Nursing Practice (W)
Major - Nursing - Scholarship for Nursing Practice (W): 1 course from NUR481

Requirement 28: College - Nursing - Biology
College - Nursing - Biology: 1 course from BS161
Conditions:
College - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Requirement 29: College - Nursing - Chemistry
College - Nursing - Chemistry: 2 courses from CEM141, CEM143
Conditions:
College - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Requirement 30: College - Nursing - Microbiology
College - Nursing - Microbiology: 2 courses from MMG201, MMG302
Conditions:
College - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Requirement 31: College - Nursing - Physiology
College - Nursing - Physiology: 1 course from PSL250, PSL310
Conditions:
College - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Requirement 32: College - Nursing - Anatomy
College - Nursing - Anatomy: 1 course from ANTR350
Conditions:
College - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Requirement 33: College - Nursing - Mathematics and Statistics
College - Nursing - Mathematics and Statistics: 2 courses from MTH103, STT200
Conditions:
College - Nursing - Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Requirement 34: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 35: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.