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Program Guide: Nursing - RN/BSN Completion Program

GVSU Kirkhof College of Nursing

RN/BSN Completion Program

Lake Michigan College Transfer Guide

The quickest way to get from here to there!

This guide will help you to get your BSN the quickest way by using specific classes that “double count”, that is meet two requirements at the same time.  Other courses may be transferable, but may only meet one requirement.  Any questions should be directed to the RNBSN Advisor at 616-331-7160 or email

LMC Courses for transfer to GVSU

GVSU Courses needed for BSN

A.A.S. Degree

Meets Life Sciences category


Meets Foundation categories: Arts, Philosophy & Literature Category, Historical Perspectives, Social and Behavioral Sciences; and one SWS course

ENGL 102 English Composition

Meets WRT 150 Strategies in Writing

PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology

Meets PSY 101 Introductory Psychology


LMC Electives


CHEM 104 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry

Meets CHM 109 Introductory Chemistry and Physical Sciences category

MATH 122 Intermediate Algebra *

Meets MTH 110 Intermediate Algebra

MATH 216 or BUSA 216 Introduction to Statistics

Meets STA 215 Introductory  Applied Statistics and Mathematical Sciences category

Transferable U.S. Diversity

Meets U.S. Diversity category

Transferable World Perspectives

Meets World Perspectives category



GVSU Courses


Need 30 Earned GVSU credits


Year 1 classes


Issues course, 3 cr


BMS 310 Basic Pathophysiology,3 cr


NUR 311 Dimensions of Nursing Practice, 2 cr


NUR 312 Professional Nursing Issues, 2 cr


NUR 265 Intro to Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice, 3 cr


NUR Elective (NUR 344, NUR 354, NUR 500), 3 cr


Year 2 classes


IPE 407 Integrated Team Health Care, 2 cr


NUR 411 Community Based Nursing Care, 4 cr


NUR 412 Nursing Care for Populations, 4 cr


NUR 456 Transformative Nursing Leadership, 4 cr

*Students can fulfill this requirement based on a minimum Math score of 23 on the ACT or by passing placement test upon admission to GVSU.

Total required credits needed for graduation = 120; Last 30 credits must be from GVSU                           

Equivalency Guide can be found at

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C”

3.0 overall GPA desired for admission; minimum GPA -  3.0 on last 15 credits

Subject to change                                                                                                                                                8/2014   



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