Traditional BSN Track - Grand Rapids

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Track - Grand Rapids

For students in west Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy offers a direct-admit, four-year track of the BSN program through a partnership with Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.

Direct admission means you'll enter college knowing you're a Nursing student. Your core curriculum courses are taken with Aquinas College faculty; all nursing courses will be taught by Detroit Mercy Nursing faculty.  Clinical experiences are at Mercy Health St. Mary's and other sites in the Grand Rapids area. Your BSN degree will be granted by University of Detroit Mercy.

Grand Rapids track BSN students also enjoy the option of campus living at Aquinas College.

(Looking to study in Detroit? Check out our Traditional BSN - Detroit track.)


Find out what it means to get your BSN from Detroit Mercy on the BSN Outcomes page.

Sample Program Plan

Get an idea of the curriculum with a Sample Grand Rapids BSN Program Plan (PDF).

What Our Students Say

  • "I am in my last semester of nursing school. As I apply for jobs and look to the future, I am confident I have been equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a great nurse, thanks to University of Detroit Mercy and Aquinas!" – Elizabeth Hathaway '18

  • "The professors sincerely give you the time and attention needed for you to become a confident and well rounded nurse. They want you to succeed just as much as you do." – Peter Assenmacher '19

Nursing at Detroit Mercy

The core of Detroit Mercy Nursing is the undergraduate Nursing curriculum, which is built on a strong foundation of the sciences and liberal arts.

Our aim is to educate students to become caring and compassionate nurses, able to provide safe and competent nursing care utilizing critical thinking and ethical decision making, effective communication, leadership skills, and promotion of risk reduction and illness management.

BSN Program Options

There are several program options for earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from University of Detroit Mercy:

Traditional Freshman (Detroit)
Traditional Freshman (Grand Rapids)
Transfer Part and Full Time
Second Degree Option
Detroit Mercy Internal Student Transfer

Undergraduate Nursing Reciprocity Statement

Successful completion of the McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) undergraduate pre-licensure program at University of Detroit Mercy qualifies the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN®) in Michigan. Graduates who plan to practice in Michigan may find more information on licensure from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA):

LARA Board of Nursing website
Phone 517-241-0199

University of Detroit Mercy has not made a determination of whether the nursing curriculum meets the educational requirements in any state other than Michigan. Any graduate who plans to take the NCLEX-RN® or practice in a state other than Michigan may contact the Office of the Dean of College of Health Professions/MSON at