The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) School of Nursing has announced a major expansion of its pre-licensure undergraduate nursing programs to allow for more students, faculty, and community contributions.

UM-Flint’s nursing program offers traditional and accelerated second degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs for students who do not already hold a Registered Nurse (RN) license. Students eligible for the accelerated second degree program include those who hold a previous non-nursing bachelor’s degree and veterans who have significant healthcare work experience in the military. As part of the expansion, UM-Flint received approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing to increase the number of students in the BSN programs from 120 to 176 starting in January 2018.

Megan Keiser, Interim Director of Undergraduate Nursing Affairs, tells, “Both of these programs are in high demand, with more than 350 pre-nursing majors seeking admission to one of the coveted seats in these programs.”

The expansion of the undergraduate nursing programs is also expected to attract a diverse student and faculty population. UM-Flint wants a diverse nursing population who will work and live in the local community and contribute to the local economy upon graduating. Students are encouraged to volunteer at area health screenings, health fairs, food banks, lead screenings, and water distribution sites, as well as internationally where their help is needed.

An expansion of UM-Flint’s nursing program will increase the number of nursing students available to serve the local community. To learn more about the planned nursing program expansion, visit here.

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