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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.

For detailed information regarding admission to this health care program, please visit our Health Programs deartment page at health.wccnet.edu/.


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

WCC uses a competitive admission process for high demand programs in health care. Each year, approximately 16 students are accepted to the Nursing Transfer (EMU School of Nursing) program for a Fall semester start. This is a full-time program and no part-time option is available. There are multiple requirements that must be completed prior to submitting an application for admission. Applicants are required to meet all admission criteria and will be ranked based on a point system. The best qualified applicants will be selected for admission to the program. Student residency will be a weighted factor in the process. Details regarding WCC's Admission to High Demand Programs policy including priority levels are on WCC's Board of Trustees policy page: www.wccnet.edu/trustees/policies/2005/. Details regarding WCC's point scales that are used to calculate points are on WCC's Student Connection, Health and Second Tier Program, information page: www.wccnet.edu/studentconnection/admissions/health-second-program/.

Prerequisite and program requirements along with WCC's point system and scales are reviewed annually and subject to change. Students are expected to meet the prerequisite and program requirements of the catalog term for the semester in which they first begin the program.

Students must meet with the Health Programs Counselor prior to enrolling in any courses that are considered part of this program to determine program eligibility. The program's curriculum plan has strict sequencing of its courses to meet continuing eligibility requirements to transfer.

Students are encouraged to complete required support courses prior to beginning the program.

Requirements for application are:
1. Admission to WCC.
2. Program Prerequisite Courses:
a. 3 units of High School Mathematics or Academic Math Level 3 or MTH 160 or MTH 167 or MTH 169 or any Academic Math Level 4 or higher level course with a minimum grade of C/2.0. MTH 160 is required to graduate from this program.
b. 4 units of High School English or ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C/2.0.
c. 1 unit of High School Biology (including lab) or BIO 101 with a minimum grade of B/3.0.
d. 1 unit of High School Chemistry (including lab) or CEM 101 with a minimum grade of B/3.0.
e. 4 units of High School Courses or 1 College Course in Foreign Language and/or Social Science and/or Laboratory Science with a minimum grade of C/2.0.
f. 4 units of Other High School Academic Courses or 1 College Course in any academic subject with a minimum grade of C/2.0.
3. Cumulative High School or College GPA of 3.4 (college calculated on a minimum of 12 credits). Only transcripts that provide an admission requirement course will be included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.
4. ACT Composite score of 22 or SAT score of 1001. ACT or SAT scores are only required if the student's high school GPA is used to meet the cumulative GPA admission requirement.
5. Nursing Pre-Entrance Math Test with a minimum Score of 80%.
6. Signed Abilities Statement. WCC reserves the right to request, before or during the program, that students successfully demonstrate the specific physical and cognitive abilities related to the Nursing program.
7. Criminal background check clearance (refer to Information Authorization form in the admission packet).
8. Residency verification.

Applying for Admission to the Program

A formal application and acceptance to the program is required. Application packets may be downloaded from WCC's Student Connection, Health and Second Tier Program, information page www.wccnet.edu/studentconnection/admissions/health-second-program/. Completed and signed applications must be submitted during the dates indicated on the application to the Health and Second Tier Admissions Office in the Student Connection, located on the second floor of the Student Center Building.

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 before enrolling in NUR 122 and annually update TB, BLS and HIPAA training. Prior to transfer, students may be required to have another physical examination and complete other health requirements specific to EMU-SON.
3. Students must possess a current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification through the State of Michigan prior to the NUR 102/106 course sequence.
4. Additional criminal background checks may be conducted at any time during the program. Students may be required to have drug testing as well as 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 drug test and/or criminal background/fingerprinting check at any time will result in dismissal from the program.
5. Students will be required to purchase special uniforms and supplies throughout the duration of the program.
6. Students are required to adhere to rules of the ANA Code of Ethics.
7. Students should be aware that the Michigan Board of Nursing may deny a license to an applicant who has been convicted of a crime or is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
8. Students are expected to maintain math competency in drug dosage calculations throughout the program.
9. Students must apply for graduation from WCC.
10. Students who are dismissed from WCC's program may not be eligible to reapply to the program.
11. Students must submit an application to EMU and meet all admission requirements to EMU in his/her final semester at WCC.
12. Students must take ATI exams according to course requirements.
13. To be admitted to EMU-SON, the student must:
a. A minimum of 2.0 GPA in all nursing (NUR) courses.
b. A minimum of 3.0 GPA in these science courses: BIO 111, BIO 237, CEM 140. Note: All science courses must be completed within 10 years of beginning the program at EMU.
c. A minimum of 2.0 GPA in SOC 100, PSY 100, ENG 111, MTH 160, COM elective, HSC 147 and BIO 212.
d. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in CEM 140, ENG 111, PSY 100, BIO 111, HSC 147 and (ANT 201 or ANTH 135) whether completed at WCC or EMU.
e. An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 at WCC.
14. Students must complete the BSN program in 6 years (starting with admission to the APNURE program at WCC). Students are only allowed to repeat a maximum of two (2) nursing (NUR) courses, which includes BIO 212. 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 are counted toward dismissal and permanent dismissal decisions. Withdrawal from a nursing course twice is considered a failure.
15. Students must complete all other health requirements and criminal background checks per EMU-SoN policy.

Contact Information

Health Sciences
Nursing and Health Dept
Susan Travis (Pre-Admission Advisor)
Deanna Gapp (Post-Admission Advisor)
Mary Burns-Coral (Nursing Department Chair/Program Director)


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Semester 1 (Fall)
Class Title Minimum Credits
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
Semester 2 (Winter)
Class Title Minimum Credits
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
Semester 3 (Spring/Summer)
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology: Alterations in Structure and Function 4
ENG 226 Composition II 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 10
Semester 4 (Fall)
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 140 Organic Biochemistry 4
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
NUR 115 Pharmacology 3
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
Total 17
Semester 5 (Winter)
Class Title Minimum Credits
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
Total Credits Required
Optional Courses
Class Title Minimum Credits
ANT 201*
Any MTA approved (Not PHL) Arts and Humanities course.*


*Optional courses for receiving the MTA stamp prior to transfer and may be taken any time during Semesters 2 through 5.

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

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