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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - RN Progression Track

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for the RN Progression Track, applicants must have achieved a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a four-point scale) from the associate degree or diploma program from which they graduated, hold a current Michigan Registered Nurse license, submit an admission application to WMU along with a photocopy of the current Michigan Registered Nurse license, and transcripts from all post-high school institutions attended.

Eligible Registered Nurse applicants will be admitted to the RN Progression curriculum. Prior to entering the nursing sequence of courses, Registered Nurses must complete the following general education/support course work.

  • Fine Arts (Area I General Education) Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved computer usage course Credits: 3 hours
  • College-level writing (Proficiency 1) Credits: 3 - 4 hours
  • Mathematics/elective  Credits: 3 hours

While enrolled in the prerequisite course work, students must schedule an appointment with the nursing advisor.  Admission to the Nursing courses is determined by the successful completion of all prerequisite course work.

At the beginning of the first nursing course, the student will be asked to present the following:

  1. a current  Michigan Registered Nurse license 
  2. proof of employment as a Registered Nurse for a minimum of six months
  3. current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification
  4. immunization records

Academic credit transferred from Associate Degree or Diploma Program

Graduates of community college associate degree and diploma programs will be awarded credit on a course-by-course basis in accordance with University policies for prior general education, science, and electives. Forty-eight hours of credit for prior nursing study, clinical experience and successful NCLEX completion will be held in escrow until NUR 3400 has been completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Curriculum requirements for Associate Degree Graduates and Diploma Graduates

(See the Notes Core below)

Supporting Courses

  • Approved computer usage course   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area I (Fine Arts)   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area III (U.S. Cultures and Issues)   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area IV (Other Cultures)   Credits: 3 hours
  • Electives   Credits: 6 hours

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students enrolled in the Registered Nurse Progression Track of the nursing curriculum will satisfy this requirement through the completion of:

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