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Get ready to become a nurse

Application Closed

Students apply for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program after or while in progress of completing a minimum of 28 credits and prerequisite coursework.

BSN Admission Criteria:

  • MSU application: Submission of a university application (NOTE: does not apply to students currently enrolled at MSU)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of pre-nursing courses outlined below and progress toward completing university required coursework
  • GPA, part one: Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • GPA, part two: A grade of 2.0 or higher in each admission prerequisite
  • College application: Submission of a College application, two completed reference forms, personal narrative, curriculum vitae or resume and evidence of relevant community service and/or work experience.

Students will complete their personal narrative essays using Respondus proctoring software in D2L. You will self-register for the "College of Nursing: Traditional BSN Application." Detailed instructions for the essay are outlined in D2L. Please be aware you have one attempt to complete the personal narrative and will have two hours once you begin. 

Admission to the program is highly competitive, with most candidates exceeding the minimum BSN admission requirements; therefore, roughly only 120 of the most qualified candidates are selected from the pool of candidates meeting the minimum criteria.

The average GPAs for three recently admitted cohorts were:

  • Spring 2023:  3.88
  • Fall 2022: 3.94
  • Spring 2022: 3.89

Prerequisite courses:

Science courses
CEM 141: General Chemistry
BS 161: Cells and Molecules
ANTR 350: Anatomy

Non-science courses
WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry
MTH103: College Algebra