BSN Direct Admit for Freshmen

The BSN Direct Admit for Freshmen pathway provides a unique opportunity for students coming directly out of high school, allowing admission to the College of Nursing and opportunities to get involved and build relationships from their first day on campus. Admitted students complete their prerequisites as nursing students and have access to additional College of Nursing resources, including academic advisors; organized study groups; and tutoring, workshops, and additional activities. Students are not required to reapply following completion of their freshmen year. This pathway is designed for students to complete their coursework within four years. Students are admitted once a year for the fall semester.

Important dates

Curriculum

Fall semester I

Courses Credits
BIO 1510 - Basic Life Mechanisms + Lab

4

CHM 1060 - General, Organic and Biochemistry

4

PSY 1020 - Elements of Psychology or PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology

3/4

Quantitative Experience (QE)

3

Wayne Experience (WE) 

1

Total:

15/16

Winter semester I

Courses Credits

BIO 2870 - Anatomy & Physiology

5

PSY 2410 - Health Psychology

4

NFS 2030 - Nutrition & Health

3

ENG 1020 - Introductory College Writing

3

Total:

15

Fall semester II

Courses Credits

NUR 2010 - Health Assessment

3

NUR 2030 - Pathophysiology Related to Nursing Practice

3

NUR 2060 - Nursing Implications of Drug Administration

3

ENG 3010 - Intermediate Writing (IC) 3

Oral Communication (OC)

3

Total:

15

Winter semester II

Courses Credits

NUR 2050 - Fundamentals of Nursing Care (C)

5

NUR 2995 - Foundations of Professional Nursing 3

NUR 3405 - Introduction to Research and Evidence-based Practice

3
BIO 2270+2271 – Principles of Microbiology + Lab 5

Total:

16

Fall semester III

Courses Credits

NUR 3010 - Comprehensive Nursing Care of the Adult I (C)

5

NUR 3015 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (C)

5

NUR 4300 - Nursing Informatics

3
Cultural Inquiry (CI) 3

Total:

16

Winter semester III

Courses Credits

NUR 3020 - Care of the Adult II (C)

5

NUR 4010 - Integrative Care of Children and Their Families (C)

5
NUR 4800 - Transcultural Health Through the Life Cycle 3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 3

Total:

16

Fall semester IV

Courses Credits

NUR 4020 - Integrative Care of Women's Health and the Perinatal Family (C)

5

NUR 4040 - Leadership and Management in Nursing (C)

4

Social Inquiry (SI) 3
Civic Literacy (CIV) 3

Total:

15

Winter semester IV

Courses Credits

NUR 4050 - Care of the Critically Ill Patient (C)

3

NUR 4060 - Synthesis of Core Nursing Knowledge

5

NUR 4120 - Community Focused Nursing Practice (C) 5

Total:

13

Total Credits:

121-122

* (C) indicates that there is a clinical component to the course.

The curriculum design is for informational purposes and is subject to change by the College of Nursing. Contact your Academic Services Officer to develop an individualized Plan of Work.

Program Requirements

In order for a BSN Direct Admit for Freshmen student to move forward into NUR courses the following requirements must be met:

  • Complete all prerequisite courses with at least a grade of "C" or higher.
  • One prerequisite course may be taken outside of Wayne State.
  • A maximum of one prerequisite course may be repeated.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 in Traditional BSN nursing prerequisite courses.

Contact

Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Erik Carter PhD, MS, ACNS-CCNS, CCRN-K, PHN
313-577-4144

Academic Services Officer

Amanda Palma, MSEd 
313-577-4911

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