NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Ferris State University - University Center (On Line)

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This program is designed to build on a basic nursing education (RN). Incorporating the expanded knowledge and technology of the current health care field, it provides the nurse with the theory-based knowledge and skills to provide care in a variety of health care settings including hospital, home, and community.


  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. ENG 111, ENG 112, MTH 111 and 7-8 credits of science (BIO 227 & 228 and CHM 101 or 150) completed with a C (2.0) or better.
  3. RN licensure
  4. Ferris requires a 2.0 or higher in each class to transfer.
  5. It is strongly recommended that students with transfer credits from other institutions work in conjunction with FSU advisors. Only FSU will be able to decide which classes will transfer into their Bachelor program other than those listed on this guide. All students should make contact with FSU as early in their academic career as possible.  To schedule an appointment with an advisor in Traverse City, please call 231.995.1734.
  6. Ferris requires 30 credits from Ferris, and 40 credits at the 300 or 400 level. With the Ferris courses required in the program, and the courses listed in this guide, you should meet both requirements. Deviation from this list, or courses transferring from another school may require you take additional 300 or 400 level courses at Ferris.
  7. Ferris's Nursing Transfer Guide for RN to BSN

ATTENTION: If you have your social science and/or humanities requirements taken already from a college or university other than NMC, please speak with an FSU advisor about whether you have met this requirement. FSU must determine how these courses will transfer to FSU.

If you have met the MACRAO Agreement and still need three 300/400 level classes for FSU, you may then choose any 3 of the 300/400 classes listed under Humanities and Social Science later on in this guide. Talk with an NMC or FSU advisor for further information.


Cohort (A group of students starting & completing the program in a planned sequence.) Ferris offers a mixed delivery option in Traverse City or a fully online program.

Length of Program

7 semesters


A student must have an Associate Degree in Nursing and R.N. Licensure or be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN. In addition to the above requirements the following courses are prerequisites to the Bachelor of Nursing degree: (Courses marked with a "*" have been completed under NMC's ADN program.) By completing the classes below you will meet the MACRAO agreement. If you do not receive the MACRAO agreement stamped on your transcript, you will be required to meet Ferris's general education requirements. If you have questions regarding MACRAO please see a NMC advisor.



ENG 111

English Composition*


ENG 112

English Composition*


COM 101 or 111

If MACRAO requirements are not fulfilled, Introduction to Communications or Public Speaking will be required.



Choose 8 credits from more than one department


PHL 202

Ethical Dilemmas*


Select 2 courses (one not PHL) from the Group 1 list for MACRAO »


One of the above classes must be from the list below to meet Ferris's 300 level requirements.

ART 213

Modern Art History


ENG 210

Children's Literature


ENG 241



ENG 254



ENG 263

World Literature


ENG 271

Adolescence/Cultural Diversity


HST 213

American Women's History


HST 225

American Civil War


HST 228

Vietnam War


HST 235

20th Century Europe


PHL 121

Western Religions


PHL 122

Eastern Religions




BIO 227

Anatomy & Physiology I*


BIO 228

Anatomy & Physiology II*


CHM 101 or 150

Introduction to Chemistry* or General Chemistry

4 or 5

NOTE: As part of the Ferris curriculum students must take CCHS 315 Epidemiology and Stats. This course is only offered online.


If a student does not wish to take statistics online, they may take MTH 131 from NMC and a one credit Epidemiology course from Ferris. (This format seems to help students who fear taking statistics online. This is the student's choice; they may take CCH 315 instead.)

MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra (may competency test from FSU or a 24 or higher on the ACT math portion)


Social Science

Choose 8 credits from more than one department (one not PSY)


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology*


SOC 101

Intro to Sociology


Select 1 of the following classes for MACRAO and Ferris's 300 level requirements.


PLS 211

International Relations


PSY 221

Psychology of the Personality


PSY 223

Social Psychology


PSY 250

Abnormal Psychology


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2015

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