NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Spring Arbor University - University Center

Program: Nursing

This program is an accelerated degree-completion program designed to provide registered nurses (RNs) an opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree in a one-night/week accelerated format.

The program has three specialty area options:

  • The Leadership/Management specialty promotes synthesis of complex care issues with contemporary business and managed care practices.
  • The Gerontology specialty promotes comprehensive care for an aging population.
  • The Faith/Community Nursing specialty integrates faith and health promotion within communities.

Spring Arbor's Computer Proficiency requirement can be met by passing NMC's CIT 100. This could count as elective credits, if needed. Otherwise, students will need to take Spring Arbor's Computer Proficiency Exam.

The majority of nurses do not have Physical Assessment or Substance Abuse certificates as part of their nursing program. These classes are easily taken through a Homestead take home test online. Speak with Spring Arbor for details.


A minimum of 58 transferable credits are required in order to enter SAU’s bachelor degree completion programs. Transferable credits are defined as completed courses at the 100 level or higher receiving a grade of at least 2.0. As part of the 58 to 60 transferable credits, it would be beneficial for a transferring student to complete the MACRAO agreement at NMC prior to enrolling in Spring Arbor. The uniqueness of SAU is that you have a variety of options for completing credits. Up to 30 college credits can be earned based on life learning experience (licenses, seminars, etc.), through CLEP tests, through life learning papers, online courses, or credit earned from other colleges, including NMC. Since every student’s coursework profile is different, students are urged to speak with a Spring Arbor University advisor to better design a personalized plan for completing this degree.

Contact Person:
(231) 995–1761


  1. A minimum of 58 transfer credits (including MACRAO Stamp or completion or Spring Arbor's general education requirements)
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all prior college coursework
  3. Submit college transcripts and Spring Arbor Application
  4. Submit an autobiographical outline
  5. Submit a writing sample
  6. Courses marked with a * will be completed as part of the ADN degree.
  7. In order for MACRAO to transfer to Spring Arbor, it must be completed before the student starts the BSN program or the student must be actively taking the last of the courses to complete MACRAO when the BSN program is started.




ENG 111 Composition I


ENG 112 Composition II




*PHL 202 Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas


Choose 5 additional Group 1 Humanities credits (at least one course from a department other than PHL) »




*Complete with ADN requirements


Social Science


*PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


Choose 5 additional Group 1 Social Science credits (at least one course from a department other than PSY) »



  • Completion of all ADN course requirements
  • Current and unencumbered RN license and one year of work experience preferred

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information in 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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