Undergraduate Nursing BSN Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN)

University of Detroit Mercy offers many different ways to study Nursing. Our undergraduate program allows you to select the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program that works best for you.

Traditional Freshman Program - Detroit

Detroit Mercy’s full-time, four-year 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.

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Traditional Freshman Program - Grand Rapids

For students in western Michigan, Detroit Mercy offers a direct-admit, four-year BSN program in Grand Rapids. Core courses are taken with Aquinas College faculty; all nursing courses with Detroit Mercy faculty. Clinical experiences are at Grand Rapids-area sites and you can enjoy college life on the Aquinas campus.

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Transfer Part and Full Time BSN Programs

Detroit Mercy’s part and full time transfer options offer classes in the Fall and Winter semesters. Both options allow the flexibility during the summer semester to work, complete core courses, or simply enjoy some time off.  All pre-requisite courses must be satisfied before the beginning of the program. 

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Second Degree Option (SDO) Program

The Second Degree Option (SDO) option of the BSN program offers an accelerated curriculum to those who have already achieved a bachelor's degree in another major. Consisting of three and a half semesters of courses with a shortened summer break, you can earn a BSN in 16 months. The sequence of courses meets your unique needs as an accelerated student.

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Transfer - Current Detroit Mercy Students

Current Detroit Mercy students may apply to transfer to the BSN program after meeting criteria.

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Graduate Nursing Options

Whether you're looking for a post-degree certificate, a graduate or doctorate degree, Detroit Mercy offers a program for you.


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.

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.