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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

If you have a passion for working with people and an aptitude for problem-solving, you already possess some of the essential qualities of a great nurse. Nursing draws students into fulfilling careers where compassion meets proficiency. When it comes to providing the best care, SVSU offers BSN students the highest caliber of faculty, labs, clinical experiences and internships to prepare you for your future. Discover how SVSU is equipping tomorrow’s nurses. Email to schedule a personalized visit and tour of our nursing simulation laboratories.


In every nursing semester, simulation is integrated into the topics covered each week to give you the opportunity to practice your nursing skills in a safe environment. Our nursing student mentors and tutors are available to help you make the transition as a professional nursing student during your first semester in the nursing program. They understand the challenges of being a new nursing student and will help you succeed. SVSU has state of the art simulation laboratories with a wide variety of high fidelity mannequins which are used to enhance learning. The nursing admission process is competitive and seeks well qualified candidates.

Program Requirements and Courses

The Department of Nursing offers an interdisciplinary major of which a minimum of 66 credits are from nursing courses (NURS). The credits of the major contribute to the minimum of 124 credits the university requires for graduation. The remaining credits consist of courses from general education requirements, natural and behavioral sciences and electives. Learn about the admission requirements and what the course requirements are for this program.

Meet a Cardinal

In Heather Harvey’s mind, nursing always felt like the right fit. Her love of math and science, combined with her love of children, inspired Heather to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Today Heather is a nurse for Borgess Medical Center, ranked as one of the nation’s high performing hospitals. Discover why Heather knew SVSU was the best fit for her college experience.

Student Opportunities

As a nurse, you will find every patient you treat requires care for the whole person. At SVSU, we work hard to engage your whole person throughout your education. With clinical placements at sites such as public health departments and regional medical centers for acute care, and study abroad experiences, you’ll not only graduate from SVSU with professional nursing knowledge and skills, but also with connections and a strong sense of direction.

BSN Program Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about nursing at SVSU, we have answers. Explore the most commonly asked questions regarding our nursing program, or reach out to our department with a specific question at


BSN Program
(989) 964-4517

Graduate Programs
(989) 964-4595

RN-BSN Program
(989) 964-4184