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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the SVSU MSN Degree Programs. We tried to include as many questions and answers as possible, but if you have a question that you don't see below, please don't hesitate to contact us.

What are the programs available at SVSU with the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree?
What do these programs prepare a student for?
What if I start one program and decide to change majors?
What do I need to submit with my application?
What if I'm an international applicant interested in a SVSU graduate nursing program?
Why do I submit transcripts?
If I haven't finished my BSN yet, can I apply to the graduate nursing program?
When should I apply?
Do I have to have a RN license to apply?
Should I take classes full or part time?
Can I start the MSN degree program any semester?
What if I'm not certain about when I want to start classes?
What is the MSN degree program like in terms of student schedule?
What if I have to take a semester off or go slower than my plan outlines?
How do I know what to expect? How can I prepare to be successful?
What if I have more questions?