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Nursing Transfer (EMU School of Nursing) (APNURE)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


This WCC honors program prepares students for a smooth transition into the third and fourth years of Eastern Michigan University's School of Nursing (EMU-SoN) BSN program. Individuals will receive a solid science foundation and begin taking nursing courses during the first two years at WCC. Students will not be eligible for registered nurse (RN) licensure until completion of the EMU-SoN program. WCC students will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Susan Travis is the Pre-Admission Advisor. Melina Roberts is the Post-Admission Advisor.

For more detailed information regarding the health care programs at WCC, please visit our "Welcome to Health Care" home page at www4.wccnet.edu/departments/health


Eastern Michigan University, BSN degree.

Copies of articulation agreements can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site:

Admissions Requirements

An application and acceptance to the program is required. The application deadline is February preceding each Fall admission cycle. Since students are required to follow a pre-determined, full-time course sequence, it is essential that students meet with the Health Programs Counselor BEFORE starting any coursework and complete the Mandatory Meeting form with the appropriate signatures. (Students who wish to transfer to nursing programs at other four-year colleges or universities should check with an advisor or counselor for a transfer guide to that institution).

Sixteen (16) students are admitted each Fall semester to the Nursing Transfer Program.

Students must complete a second application for the Nursing Transfer (EMU School of Nursing) program after being admitted to Washtenaw Community College. Further, the student must meet all admission requirements of both WCC and Eastern Michigan University.
Click here for the APNURE Application Packet. www4.wccnet.edu/departments/health/

Applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements to be considered for admission to the WCC/EMU-SoN program:

1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 for high school
Minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.4 (calculated on minimum of 12 credits)

2. Minimum SAT score of 1001 or minimum ACT composite score of 22
12 college credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4

3. Minimum grade of "B" in all required science courses

4. Completion of the following required high school coursework or equivalent college level course
a. Four (4) units of high school English
minimum three (3) college credits of Composition I (ENG 111 at WCC)
b. Three (3) units of high school math (Algebra I and II, Geometry)
WCC's Academic Math Level of 3, MTH 160, MTH 167, MTH 169 or any math level 4 or higher course
c. One (1) unit of high school chemistry
minimum four (4) credits of college chemistry including lab (CEM 090 at WCC)
d. One (1) unit of high school biology
minimum four (4) credits of college biology including lab (BIO 101 at WCC)
e. Four (4) units of high school foreign language and/or social science and/or laboratory science
minimum three (3) college credits in a foreign language, social science or laboratory science
course. The laboratory science course must be in addition to the course(s) required above.
f. Four (4) units of other high school academic courses
minimum three (3) college credits in any academic subject (WCC course numbered 100 and above)

5. Students who have a GED certificate are considered to have completed all items above except the chemistry and biology requirements. GED recipients must also submit a copy of their high school transcript. GED recipients must document completion of their biology and chemistry via their high school transcript and/or completion of an appropriate college class.

6. Minimum score of 80% on a pre-admission math test

7. Criminal background check clearance (refer to Information Release Authorization form in the admission packet)

8. Signed Abilities Statement on file

9. TOEFL Scores
Internet-based version = 89 or higher
Reading = 22 or higher
Speaking = 24 or higher
Listening = 23 or higher
Writing = 20 or higher

Continuing Eligibility

1. This transfer program is designed for full-time students.

2. Students are required to submit all health records completed between May 1 and July 25, by July 25 before enrolling in NUR 122, and annually update TB, BLS and HIPAA training.

3. Students must possess a current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification prior to the NUR 102/106 course sequence.

4. Students are required to have additional criminal background checks and/or fingerprinting prior to
the start of a clinical sequence as requested by specific clinical facilities. Failure to receive an
acceptable criminal background/fingerprinting check at any time will result in dismissal from the
nursing program.

5. Students are expected to maintain math competency in drug dosage calculations throughout the program. MTH 167 is an optional preparatory math course to assist students to achieve this competency.

6. Students must apply for graduation from WCC.

7. To be admitted to EMU-SoN, the student must have:
-A minimum of 2.0 in all nursing courses (i.e. NUR 102, NUR 106, NUR 115, NUR 122, NUR 130, NUR 222)
-A minimum of 3.0 in these science courses (i.e. BIO 111, BIO 237, CEM 140). Note: All science courses must be completed within ten (10) years of beginning the program at EMU.
-A minimum of 2.0 in SOC 100, PSY 100, ENG 111, MTH 160, COM elective, HSC 147, BIO 212
-A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in CEM 140, ENG 111, PSY 100, BIO 111, HSC 147, (ANT 201 or ANTH 135), whether completed at WCC or EMU.
-An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 at WCC

8. Students are only allowed to repeat a maximum of two (2) nursing courses, which includes BIO 212 Pathophysiology. Further, a student may only repeat a failed nursing course one (1) time. Any failures in nursing courses taken prior to admission to EMU-SoN (i.e. NUR courses and BIO 212 taken at WCC) are counted toward dismissal and permanent dismissal decisions.

9. Students must take ATI exams for Fundamentals of Pharmacology.

10. Students must complete all other health requirements and criminal background checks per EMU-SoN policy.

Contact Information

Math, Science & Health
Nursing and Health Dept
Susan Travis
Melina Roberts


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Fall 0
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 5
CIS 100 or Introduction to Computer Productivity Apps
CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
NUR 122 Nursing as a Societal and Interpersonal Profession 4
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Winter 0
BIO 237 Microbiology 4
CEM 105 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
HSC 147 Growth and Development 3
NUR 130 Health Promotion and Risk Reduction 4
(Need CNA certification before taking NUR 102/NUR 106) 0
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Spring/Summer 0
BIO 212 Pathophysiology: Alterations in Structure and Function 4
ENG 226 Composition II 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 10
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Fall 0
CEM 140 Organic Biochemistry 4
Speech 3
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
NUR 115 Pharmacology 3
Total 14
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Winter 0
Take a 2nd course from the PSY discipline 3
NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing 2
NUR 106 Fundamentals of Nursing - Lab and Clinical Practice 4
NUR 222 Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan 4
Total 13
Sixth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Spring/Summer 0
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
ANT 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology * 3
Select one of the following Humanities courses: ART 143, ART 150, COM 225, DAN 180, ENG 181, ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 224, HUM 150, HUM 170, HUM 175 * 3
Total 9
Total Credits Required


*Optional for receiving the MACRAO stamp prior to transfer

See WCC-EMU articulation agreement for a description of the additional credit hours that can be taken at WCC.

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