Traditional BSN Track - Detroit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree track for freshmen in Detroit

Nursing students work with a simulation dummy.

Detroit Mercy’s full-time, four-year “Traditional BSN” program is built for traditional freshman students. With direct admission, you’ll begin your first year of college knowing you are a Nursing student. Plus, you can take advantage of college life in vibrant, urban setting by living on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus.

(Living in west Michigan? You can earn a Detroit Mercy BSN in Grand Rapids through our partnership with Aquinas College.)

Outcomes

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 Traditional BSN curriculum with a Sample Program Plan (PDF).

Admission Criteria

First-year students are admitted directly to the McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) from high school.  Applicants to the BSN Traditional track must meet the University's general entrance requirements of an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 and minimum scores of 21 on the ACT or 1060 on the SAT. The MSON admission committee reserves the right to modify.

In addition, students should have completed at least the following preparatory high school courses:

  • Four units of English
  • Two units of laboratory science (chemistry and biology)
  • Two units of mathematics
  • Two units of history or social science

All students seeking admission to this program must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

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)
Part-Time
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
Email BPLHelp@michigan.gov

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 deansofficechp@udmercy.edu.