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Nursing Department

The need for nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and advanced practice degrees is steadily increasing and the opportunities to practice in a wide range of settings continues to expand.  The BSN is often necessary for administrative positions, and it is a prerequisite for admission to graduate nursing programs. SVSU offers a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) for positions as a family nurse practitioner, educator, administrator, and clinical nurse leader and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

Applications are now being accepted!

Fall 2024 nursing applications for the full-time nursing cohort will be accepted from Monday, February 19, 2024 through Monday, April 8, 2024. Spring 2024 nursing applications for the part-time nursing cohort (May 2024 start date) will be accepted from Monday, February 19, 2024, through Monday, March 18, 2024.  Learn more by watching webinars and meeting advisors today!

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Meet the Advisors

Winter, RachelRachel Winter

Hello, my name is Rachel Winter, MPH. I serve as the pre-nursing students’ advisor. In addition, I advise all other majors in the College of Health & Human Services such as medical laboratory science, public health, and occupational therapy.

I have a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in public health and have worked in various healthcare settings. I worked with high school students prior to coming to SVSU which has helped me understand what College of Health and Human Services students need to be successful. Also, my time as a Division I student athlete gave me the tools to provide sound advice to students who need to balance their academic life with extracurricular activities and other life demands.

I strive to help all my students navigate through their college experience with as little stress as possible. I look forward to meeting with you to help you reach your future goals!

Sciba, MonikaMonika Sciba

Hello, my name is Monika Sciba. I serve as the pre-nursing advisor for students who are ready to apply to the nursing program and for students in our Freshman Nursing Direct Admission program.

Prior to working in the College of Health & Human Services, I worked in the Academic Advisement Center as an academic advisor for several years. I am not a nurse, but my daughter is (SVSU BSN). Through her experience, I know how stressful it can be preparing to apply to nursing school. I’m here to help.

To schedule an advising session, please email me. I can accommodate whatever works best for your schedule including: a face to face meeting, a virtual meeting, a phone call or email(s).

I am looking forward to helping you reach your goals.

Nursing Application Webinar

Dr. Tami Pobocik, Nursing Department Chair, hosted a virtual nursing information session about our full-time and part-time basic nursing programs that included opportunities to ask questions for any pre-nursing students, transfer students, high school students, and/or others interested in learning more about SVSU's nursing program requirements!

Topics covered include: Minimum GPAs, Course Repeat Policy, Eligibility Requirements, How to apply to the BSN Program, Transferring courses to SVSU, What happens after you apply, Spring/Summer Courses, Course Petitions, Questions and Answers

Undergraduate Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

In addition to the full-time BSN Program SVSU offers a part-time BSN program. Finish in as little as 3 years! To learn more contact or call (989) 964-4517.


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The ADN to BSN Concurrent Program student is one who is enrolled in Nursing (ADN)-Associate in Applied Science (AAS) courses at a partnership community college while taking SVSU RN to BSN courses concurrently. Students will complete their Nursing (ADN)-AAS degree while earning BSN credits, allowing them to complete their BSN from SVSU in additional semesters.

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Program information for licensed RNs who wish to obtain their BSN.

Graduate Programs

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

This graduate program has four tracks: Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Educator.

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Post Graduate Certificates

The Post-Graduate Certificate as a Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner is provided in hybrid format for non-clinical courses and is designed for nurses who already have a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited program in another concentration, such as nurse educator, nurse administrator, or Clinical Nurse Leader. This certificate consists of 37 credits taken over 2½ to 3 years. A maximum of 12 equivalent graduate-level credits may be transferred.


Learn More About Post-Graduate Certificates


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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The DNP program has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). For further information please visit or call 1-800-621-7440.

I had a really good experience related to the ability to tailor my education and clinical experiences to what I really felt I needed first and foremost.


BSN Program
(989) 964-4517

Graduate Programs
(989) 964-4595

RN-BSN Program
(989) 964-4184