Current Detroit Mercy Student Transfer to Nursing

Internal Applicants

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Current Detroit Mercy (internal) undergraduate students wishing to transfer into the Nursing program must meet the same criteria as transfer students coming from other institutions. The MSON admission committee reserves the right to modify. 

NOTE: The information on this page is for internal transfers or current Detroit Mercy students. (To transfer from another institution, please see the Admissions website's transfer student page.)


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 the BSN sample program plan (PDF).

Admission Criteria

  • 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
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • General Organic and Biological Chemistry
    • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Refer to the Nursing Transfer Equivalency Table to view course equivalencies.

Supplemental Application Materials

  • Official transcripts from all colleges (excluding Detroit Mercy)
  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter of recommendation

The next term for entry is for Winter (January) 2023. Consider submitting the Transfer Within Form and all required documents in advance of the deadline of October 1, 2022 for consideration. All documents, including the Transfer Within Form, are to be submitted to Jenny Duncil.

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