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.
  • Please make contact with Grand Valley as early in your academic career at NMC as possible.
  • Program Information | GVSU Transfer Guide
  • GVSU Pledge Program for Free Tuition for Qualified MI Residents

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 Global Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as Global Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count and are listed below. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a Global Perspective class.

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

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 246, ENG 247, ENG 254, ENG 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, HST 101, HST 102, HST 228, HST 235, HUM 116, PHL 121, PHL 122, SPN 202.

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 114, ENG 242, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, HST 225, MUS 111.

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


Natural Science


BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology


BIO 208 Microbiology


BIO 227 Human Anatomy & Physiology I


BIO 228 Human Anatomy & Physiology II


BIO 240 Normal and Clinical Nutrition


BIO 268 Biochemistry


CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry


Social Science


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


PSY 211 Developmental Psychology


Global 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 the Group 1 Social Science list




MTH 131 Introduction to Probability and Statistics


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: Summer 2023