Nursing – Transfer Options

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more Colleges and Universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree. Jackson College has articulation agreements in nursing with the following colleges and universities.

  • Nursing – Central Michigan University

    Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN Completion) at Central Michigan University

    Students who complete an Associate in Applied Science – Nursing degree from Jackson College, with at least a ‘C’ or better in the courses listed below; have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or better; have passed the NCLEX examination; and satisfy CMU’s and the School of Nursing’s requirements, will be accepted into this articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, CMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require a minimum of 30 credits be completed in courses offered by CMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2020 until September 1, 2025

    General Education Requirements/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology and histology and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.

    BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 253

    This is the second course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes the autonomic nervous system, sensory, motor, and integrative systems, special senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory systems, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system and reproductive systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. Because physiological processes are based on the principles of chemistry, prior chemistry coursework is strongly recommended for this course.

    CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 ENG 085* and MAT 033* or higher

    Fills requirement for some non-science majors. Provides background for CEM 141 for those with no recent high school chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry such as states of matter, simple atomic and molecular structure, and the periodic classification of elements. The study of water emphasizes the properties of solutions and acid-base relations. Course includes a laboratory component.

    COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students will learn the basic principles of speech communication including speech development and delivery, interpersonal message, non-verbal messages, and small group dynamics. The course is designed to prepare students to be effective communicators in a diverse global society. Student speeches will be evaluated for effectiveness.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 249 African-American Literature 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Survey of the literature of African-American writers. Emphasis is on the major writers in narrative, poetry, fiction, essay and drama.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    CMU Nursing Program Requirements if not completed at JC must be completed at CMU

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 220 Microbiology 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    Basic structure and function of microorganisms with special emphasis on recent advances in microbiology, pathogens, disease, control and immunity. Strong biology background recommended. Course includes a laboratory component.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    PSY 252 Developmental Psychology 3 PSY 140

    Principles and theories of human development from conception through adulthood, with applications to foster optimal development. Cognitive, behavioral and social learning theories are used to integrate research findings.

    MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

    Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

    • Students who pass the NCLEX-RN Licensing exam will transfer nursing credit hours as a block (NRS 110, 111, 116, 119, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 230, 240) recognized by CMU as 45 transfer credits.
    • CMU’s RN-BSN completion program is available online through CMU Global Campus.
    • MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will help to satisfy CMU’s General Education requirements.
  • Nursing – Eastern Michigan University

    Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN Completion) at Eastern Michigan University

    Students who complete an Associate in Applied Science – Nursing degree from Jackson College, with at least a ‘C’ or better in the courses listed below; have passed the NCLEX examination; and satisfy EMU’s and the School of Nursing’s admissions requirements, will be accepted into this articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require a minimum of 30 credits be completed in courses offered by EMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2020 until August 31, 2023


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communication
    • MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
    • BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4
    • ANT 131 Cultural Anthropology 3
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3
    • ENG 249 African-American Literature 3
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    EMU Nursing Program Requirements:

    • BIO 220 Microbiology
    • PSY 252 Developmental Psychology

     
    Students who pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam will transfer nursing credit hours as a block (NRS 111, 116, 119, 120, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 230, 240)

    *ANT 131, BIO 220, BIO 253, BIO 254, CEM 131, PSY 140, PSY 252 are required for EMU’s Nursing program. If not transferred from JC, these must be completed at EMU.

    **MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy EMU’s General Education requirements.

    Articulation Agreement Guide: AAS in Nursing at JC to BSN Completion at EMU

  • Nursing – Ferris State University

    Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree to a Bachelor Science in Nursing (BSN Completion)

    To be accepted into this articulation agreement, students must have an associate degree or diploma in nursing as well as their RN license.  Students must have a grade of C (2.0) or better in ENG 131, ENG 132 and MAT 131.  A minimum of 2.5 cumulative transfer GPA is required.

    Under this agreement, FSU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 31 credits be completed in courses offered by FSU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    This degree is offered fully online at FSU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 30, 2014 – September 30, 2020


    Curriculum Outline – JC to EMU Nursing

    General Education/Nursing Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 220 Microbiology 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    Basic structure and function of microorganisms with special emphasis on recent advances in microbiology, pathogens, disease, control and immunity. Strong biology background recommended. Course includes a laboratory component.

    BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology and histology and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.

    BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 253

    This is the second course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes the autonomic nervous system, sensory, motor, and integrative systems, special senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory systems, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system and reproductive systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. Because physiological processes are based on the principles of chemistry, prior chemistry coursework is strongly recommended for this course.

    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 252 Shakespeare 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Students read representative plays and are introduced to the Elizabethan world. Course emphasizes developing understanding, appreciation and critical analysis skills.

    MAT 131 Intermediate Algebra 4 MAT 039*

    (FORMERLY MTH 131) This course emphasizes simplifying expressions, solving equations, and graphing functions, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are integrated throughout. Appropriate technology includes a graphing calculator. The mathematics department recommends the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old the recommendation is the course placement assessment be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PLS 262 International Relations 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Survey contemporary world affairs and examine the nation-state system, the struggle for power, and factors creating harmony and hostility among states.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    PSY 252 Developmental Psychology 3 PSY 140

    Principles and theories of human development from conception through adulthood, with applications to foster optimal development. Cognitive, behavioral and social learning theories are used to integrate research findings.

    SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    Seminar in Life Pathways is a gateway course to Jackson College. This course is designed to help all students develop the skills, inner qualities and external behaviors needed to take charge of their academic and career success. Students will be guided through an extensive process in making career choices and selecting an academic program of study at Jackson College and beyond. With the exception of second-admit programs, SEM 140 is required of all students.

    Students who pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam will transfer nursing credit hours as a block (NRS 120, 111, 116, 119, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 230, 240)

    To complete MTA, students should plan to take an additional lab science course outside the BIO discipline, and a humanities course outside the ENG discipline.  Students are encouraged to work with an FSU advisor to select the best general education courses.

    Open electives can be completed, not to exceed 93 credits at JC.

    *MAT 131 is required for the degree at FSU.  MAT 133 transfers but will not substitute for MAT 131.

  • Nursing – University of Michigan – Flint

    Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN Completion) at University of Michigan – Flint

    Students who complete an Associate in Applied Science – Nursing degree from Jackson College, with at least a “C” or better in the courses listed below, have passed the NCLEX examination, and who satisfy UM-Flint’s and the School of Nursing’s admissions requirements, will be accepted into the articulation agreement. This agreement satisfies the MTA.

    Under this agreement, UM-Flint will waive the 60 credit-hour rule and require a minimum of 45 credits be completed in courses offered by UM-Flint. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: December 10, 2019 through December 10, 2024

    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology and histology and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.

    BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 253

    This is the second course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes the autonomic nervous system, sensory, motor, and integrative systems, special senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory systems, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system and reproductive systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. Because physiological processes are based on the principles of chemistry, prior chemistry coursework is strongly recommended for this course.

    CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 ENG 085* and MAT 033* or higher

    Fills requirement for some non-science majors. Provides background for CEM 141 for those with no recent high school chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry such as states of matter, simple atomic and molecular structure, and the periodic classification of elements. The study of water emphasizes the properties of solutions and acid-base relations. Course includes a laboratory component.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    Additional Requirements

    May be taken at Jackson College or UM-Flint

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    Students who pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam will receive 15 credits at UM-Flint that will be applied toward the RN-BSN total credit hours required.

    NRS 120, 111, 116, 119, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 230, 240 will transfer as a block of credits toward the 120 credits required by UM-Flint’s RN-BSN completion program.