The Nursing Program in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University is selective. The catalog requirements state that an applicant must have a minimum GPA in the science/ math nursing prerequisite courses of 2.5 and an overall GPA of 2.5 to apply. As stated in the SVSU catalog, the other factors in determining admission are the communication scores (written and oral- interview and writing sample for students who do not have SVSU scores for written communication) and number of credits completed at SVSU.
The nursing program conducts a two step admission process. Students invited to interview will be notified after the application deadline. Students will be notified via their SVSU email accounts of interview times and dates as well as application decisions.
STEP 1 - Apply and be accepted to SVSU. Nursing Application W13 (190kB)
Before you may apply for admission to the nursing program, you must be admitted to the university. If you have not applied and been admitted to the university, please visit www.svsu.edu/apply. All applicants must have a valid SVSU student ID number. Applicants do not have to be taking courses at SVSU to apply; however SVSU students do receive extra points on their application based on credits completed at SVSU.
Second Degree Candidates
STEP 2 - Application Process
Nursing Application Packets are available (from this page) from September 1st – October 15 for winter semester admission; and from March 1st – April 20th for fall semester admission. The nursing program application packet contains information about GPA, health, technical standards and other requirements students must meet when they are admitted to the nursing program. Please read this information carefully so that if you are selected for the nursing program, you will be able to comply with the requirements.
STEP 3 - Apply to Nursing (190kB)
STEP 4 - Submit application with required documentation.
Materials may be submitted in person to the faculty secretaries in the Health & Human Services Building – H230 or be mailed to:
Saginaw Valley State University
College of Health & Human Services
Faculty Secretary H230
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
If you are invited to the Interview Round, you will receive a separate email (sent to your svsu.edu account) with further instructions for completing the required background check and scheduling your interview.
Students will be notified through their SVSU email account of application decisions. Interviews will be completed by Thanksgiving break in fall semester and by the end of finals week in winter semester. Email notifications of acceptance decisions will be sent the week after Thanksgiving break in fall semester and the end of May in winter semester.