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Second Degree Option, BSN, B.S.N.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

  • The SDO program incorporates the same philosophy, conceptual framework, and program objectives as the traditional BSN program with a sequence of courses that meets the unique need of the accelerated student.
  • The program consists of three and a half semesters of coursework and includes a summer break.  This schedule allows the student to earn the BSN degree in 16 months.  This intensive program has a cohort model where all students benefit by taking courses together.  Students attend classes full time beginning in January or August.

Upon program completion, BSN students are expected to meet the following program outcomes:

  • Provide compassionate care with a commitment to social justice.
  • Evaluate culturally sensitive person-centered care practices in health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention and illness management for the health of people across the lifespan.
  • Manage the delivery of person-centered care through effective delegation, prioritization and leadership practices.
  • Use transparent person-centered nursing interventions in assessing the client’s environment, prioritizing care and following established health care (institution/agency) policies and procedures.
  • Use quality improvement models to analyze health care delivery systems and policies that affect the health of people.
  • Implement knowledge driven actions in professional nursing practice derived from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Lifespan Nursing Care of Children and Families
  • Population Health and Epidemiology
  • Integrative Seminar For Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Leadership Immersion

For more information, please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Required Documents

In addition to the application, all freshman applicants must submit:

•   High school transcript

•   ACT or SAT scores

•   A writing sample of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice

•   Letter of recommendation

If you have any questions, please contact the Detroit Mercy Office of Admissions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41158 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20579 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    28000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Highland Park

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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