Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Two audiences

The Pre-Licensure BSN program is for students coming to college for the first time or transferring to the School of Nursing from another academic major, college or university.

The RN-BSN program is for students who have graduated from an associate or diploma program and will have their RN license no later than three months after entering the program.

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum in the Bronson School of Nursing at WMU integrates knowledge from liberal arts, sciences and the discipline of nursing. The program emphasizes the development of skills and knowledge, as well as the clinical judgment that distinguishes the practice of a professional nurse.

When you graduate with a nursing degree from WMU, you will be ready for nursing careers in settings like hospitals, home care, public health, clinics, schools, hospice, occupational settings, and health and wellness centers.

After earning a B.S.N. degree, graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, the licensing exam that allows one to practice as a registered nurse.


  • BSN program outcomes
    • Provide holistic, caring and culturally sensitive nursing care for communities, groups and individuals.
    • Develop community health partnerships with clients and other health providers in order to shape health policy, promote health and prevent disease.
    • Analyze and apply nursing research and scholarly inquiry to inform professional practice.
    • Accept responsibility and accountability for behavior consistent with the profession's code of ethics and standards of professional practice.
    • Employ critical thinking to guide professional practice.
    • Utilize effective human and technological communication in professional practice in order to enhance the health and well-being of diverse individuals, families and communities.