NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - Main Campus

Program: Nursing (Grand Rapids campus)

Today's nurses must not only be prepared to provide expert nursing care but also be able to help transform health care in hospitals and other settings. In the Grand Valley State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students have the opportunity to develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet these challenges. The BSN curriculum prepares graduates to provide holistic evidence-based nursing care to individuals, families and communities.

Admission Criteria

Admission into the nursing program is competitive. Students who only meet minimum requirements may not be competitive. Multiple selection criteria are used to determine admission into the nursing program. These include but are not limited to:

  • To be considered for the program, students must be admitted to Grand Valley and nursing must be declared as a major prior to application
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above (including non-GVSU college credits) and complete all pre-requisite courses with a "C" (not C-) or higher
  • A completed nursing application by the deadline
  • Competitive grades in the pre-requisite courses required for admission
  • An interview
  • Other areas as detailed on the nursing application
  • Apply by August 31 for Winter/Spring semester and March 1 for Fall semester
  • Starting Fall 2012: Adhere to the Kirkof College of Nursing repeat policy: Students may repeat three pre-requisite courses and two of those courses can be BMS, CHM or BIO
  • A "C" (2.0) is considered a failure in all required nursing courses (designated by NUR). Students who fail more than one nursing course will be allowed to remain in the program. Withdraw from a course in failing status will be considered a failure regardless of when the withdraw occurs
  • Please make contact with Grand Valley as early in your academic career at NMC as possible.
  • Program Information » | GVSU Transfer Guide »

Basic Requirements

The following courses will complete requirements for an Associate in Arts degree, and most of the general education requirements from GVSU. Students are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with a GVSU advisor for any program updates. 

NOTE: Both a World Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as World Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a World Perspective class. Refer to GVSU's general education guide: http://gvsu.edu/gened/

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED."

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

World Perspectives (select one course under Humanities or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 263, ENG 271, HST 228, HST 235, FRN 202, SPN 202, PHL 121, PHL 122.

U.S. Diversity (select one course under Humanities or one course under Social Science): ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, MUS 111.

Select a total of 6 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list »

6

Natural Science

Credits

BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 208 Microbiology

4

BIO 227 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

5

BIO 228 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

5

BIO 240 Normal and Clinical Nutrition

3

BIO 268 Biochemistry

3

CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry

4

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 211 Developmental Psychology

3

World Perspectives (select one course under Social Science or one course under Humanities): ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.

U.S. Diversity (select one course under Social Science or one course under Humanities): SOC 201, SOC 220.

Select a total of 6 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Social Science list »

3

Mathematics

Credits

MTH 131 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

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: Spring 2015

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