Part-Time BSN

Part-Time Track for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

Nursing students work in a SIM lab.

For students with other obligations in their lives, Detroit Mercy's Part-Time BSN program offers a pace and scheduling that can make it all work. Class and clinical requirements are limited to just three days, leaving four consecutive days off each week. The Part-Time track allows you to keep up with jobs and other commitments, all while improving your career outlook by obtaining a BSN degree. All pre-requisite courses are satisfied before beginning the eight-semester sequence.

Benefits of the Part-Time BSN

  • Gain more flexible school/life balance with four consecutive days off per week.
  • Graduate in eight semesters (about two and a half years) with a year-round program.
  • Get the same excellent Nursing courses as the traditional, full-time BSN track.


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

Sample Plan

For a sense of this track's curriculum, see a Part-Time BSN sample program plan (PDF).

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    Admission Criteria

    We are now accepting applications for Winter 2022 (January). The application deadline is September 1, 2021, however, applicants are encouraged to submit the application and all required documents in advance of the deadline to allow time for feedback. Complete applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis. The MSON admission committee reserves the right to modify. An Interview is required for admission.


    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred
    • All sciences and math must be completed within the last seven years, and with a minimum of a “C”
    • No more than three repeated courses
    • Completion of prerequisite courses:
      • Academic writing
      • Intermediate Algebra
      • Introduction to Psychology
      • Developmental Psychology
      • Introduction to Sociology
      • Health Care Ethics
      • General Organic and Biological Chemistry
      • Anatomy & Physiology
      • Microbiology & Lab
      • Nutrition
    • Knowledge Areas A-F of the University's core curriculum. Applicants will be considered for starting the program with no more than four outstanding University core courses. Refer to the Nursing Transfer Equivalency Table to view course equivalencies. (University core is waived for those with a bachelor’s degree in another major.)

    Supplemental Application Materials

    • Official transcripts (all colleges attended after high school)
    • Résumé
    • Letter of intent: Minimum of one page including a summary of the candidate's interest in nursing, and choice to attend the University of Detroit Mercy, McAuley School of Nursing. Additionally, it should include any skills, attributes, or professional aspirations that the candidate wishes to be considered for admission.
    • Letter of recommendation: Recommendation letters should be provided from a source that can attest to the professional attributes of the candidate; examples include but are not limited to, letters from previous employers, academic institutions the candidate has attended, organizations where the candidate was involved in providing professional services.

    Monthly Information Sessions

    The McAuley School of Nursing offers monthly information sessions to provide an overview of the Nursing track options and admission requirements. Sessions are interactive and provide time for questions.  When you register for a session, you will be provided with a zoom link and detailed information.  



    Costs and Financial Aid

    All applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early in the application process, ensuring the Detroit Mercy school code is indicated (002323).

    Questions regarding financial aid may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid:

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 Track Options

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

Traditional Freshman (Detroit)
Traditional Freshman (Grand Rapids)
Second Degree Option
Detroit Mercy 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