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Get ready to become a nurse

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.

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 2.75 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, essay, curriculum vitae or resume and evidence of relevant community service and/or work experience.

Admission to the program is highly competitive, with most candidates exceeding the minimum 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:

  • Fall 2020: 3.92
  • Spring 2020: 3.71
  • Fall 2019: 3.86

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