Nursing Transfer/EMU School of Nursing (APNURE)

Associate in Applied Science

This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

Academic Requirements

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 more detailed information regarding the health care programs at WCC, please visit .

Eastern Michigan University, BSN degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.

WCC uses a competitive admission process for high demand programs in health care. Each year, approximately 16 students are accepted to this 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. Details regarding WCC's Admission to High Demand Programs policy including priority levels are on WCC's Board of Trustees policy page: 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: .

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.

Requirements for application are:
1. Admission to WCC.
2. Program Application and Requirements Checklist.
3. Communication Acknowledgement Form.
4. Additional Information Form.
5. 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.
6. Criminal background check clearance (refer to Information Release Authorization form in the admission packet).
7. Signed Mandatory Meeting Form. 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.
8. Residency Verification.
9. Nursing Pre-Entrance Math Test with a minimum score of 80% within 2 attempts.
10. Program Prerequisite Courses. Students must meet requirements from either option A (high school) OR B (college) below:
Option A. Applicants meeting admission requirements through HIGH SCHOOL courses (requires cumulative high school GPA 3.4):
1. Academic Reading Level of 6 (college level)
2. Academic Writing Level of 6 (college level)
3. Academic Math Level of 3 or higher using SAT, ACT or ALEKS test scores
4. 1 year of High School Biology (including lab) or WCC BIO 101, BIO 102 or BIO 111 with a minimum grade of B/3.0.
5. 1 year of High School Chemistry (including lab) or WCC CEM 101, CEM 105 or CEM 111 with a minimum grade of B/3.0.
6. Minimum cumulative High School GPA 3.4 (through Fall semester of senior year)


Option B. Applicants meeting admission requirements through COLLEGE courses (cumulative high school GPA is below 3.4):
1. Academic Math Level of 3 or higher using SAT, ACT or ALEKS test scores or MATH 160 (or MTH 167 if passed before Winter
2017 semester) with a minimum grade of C/2.0. MTH 160 is required to graduate from this program.
2. 1 year of High School Biology (including lab) or WCC BIO 101, BIO 102 or BIO 111 with a minimum grade of B/3.0.
3. 1 year of High School Chemistry (including lab) or WCC CEM 101, CEM 105 or CEM 111 with a minimum grade of B/3.0.
4. Minimum cumulative College GPA of 3.4 (calculated on 12 college credits with at least 1 required science course). Only transcripts that provide an admission requirement course will be included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA. Academic courses within the program are recommended courses beyond required science course to meet 12 college credits.

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

It is imperative that students 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 must meet with the Health Programs Counselor before they will be eligible to apply to the program.

1. This transfer program is designed for full-time students.
2. Students are required to submit all health records completed between specific dates 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 are required to have urine drug test through a vendor for a fee as well as additional criminal background checks and/or fingerprinting prior to the start of a clinical sequence as requested by the 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 pay for and take ATI exams according to course requirements prior to prior to transferring to EMU.
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.

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

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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.