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.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.5
  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 or emailing ferrisonline@ferris.edu .
  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 two 300/400 level classes for FSU, you may then choose any 2 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

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.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111

English Composition*

4

ENG 112

English Composition*

4

COM 101 or 111

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

4

Humanities

Choose 8 credits from more than one department

Credits

PHL 202

Ethical Dilemmas*

3

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

6

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

ART 213

Modern Art History

3

ENG 210

Children's Literature

3

ENG 241

Mythology

3

ENG 254

Shakespeare

3

ENG 263

World Literature

3

ENG 271

Adolescence/Cultural Diversity

3

HST 213

American Women's History

3

HST 225

American Civil War

3

HST 228

Vietnam War

3

HST 235

20th Century Europe

3

PHL 121

Western Religions

4

PHL 122

Eastern Religions

4

PHL 203

Environmental Ethics

3

Science/Math

Credits

BIO 227

Anatomy & Physiology I*

5

BIO 228

Anatomy & Physiology II*

5

CHM 101 or 150

Introduction to Chemistry or General Chemistry

4 or 5

MTH 111*

Intermediate Algebra (or test out via ACT or Accuplacer)

4

Choose one class below:

3

MTH 131

Probability and Statistics (from NMC)

OR

COHP 350

Statistics in Health Care (online from FSU)

Social Science

Choose 8 credits from more than one department 

Credits

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology*

3

Select 2 courses (one not PSY) from the Social Science Group 1 list for MACRAO »

6

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

 

PLS 211

International Relations

3

PSY 221

Psychology of the Personality

3

PSY 223

Social Psychology

3

PSY 250

Abnormal Psychology

3

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: Fall 2017

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