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Nursing (BSN)

If you carry a passion for 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. That’s why we have become the largest pre-licensure nursing program in Michigan. Discover how SVSU is equipping tomorrow’s nurses. Email to schedule a personalized visit and tour of our nursing simulation laboratories.

Virtual Nursing Information Sessions with Department Chairperson

Dr. Karen Brown-Fackler, Nursing Department Chair, will host virtual nursing information sessions that include 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 on:
Recording of September 8th, 2021 Virtual Information Session with Department Chairperson. (View recorded session)
  • Wednesday, January 26th, 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 15th, 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 4:00 PM
  • Monday, April 11th, 4:00 PM


No registration is required. All sessions are held on Lifesize.

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If one of the scheduled sessions will not work for you, please request another day and time by emailing Dr. Karen Brown Fackler, Nursing Department Chair, at



  • 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


Nursing Department Chairperson: Dr. Karen Brown-Fackler,

Pre-nursing advising: Rachel Winter,

Pre-nursing advising for students ready or near ready to apply to the nursing program: Monika Sciba,


Students will be best served if they review the Nursing FAQ page and attend a pre-nursing information session prior to meeting with a pre-nursing advisor.

Cost to Attend BSN Program

Nursing Program Cost of Attendance 2020-21 (101KB)




When you join SVSU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you become part of an academic cohort of students who navigate a rigorous nursing curriculum together over the course of four to four and a half years. Students typically take three to four semesters to complete all general education and pre-nursing courses and apply to the nursing program during their final semester of pre-nursing work. Once accepted, students complete the nursing program courses in two and a half years. Explore the full details of the program below.

Related: Course Sequence


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.


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.


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.


Each facet of health care thrives on the skill and commitment of great nurses. Nursing is critical care, the operating room, the medical-surgical areas, to cancer treatment and mental health and each nurse is a valued member of the health care team. As a nurse, you can work for a clinic, outpatient center, surgery center, home health agency, hospital or an educational institution. The choice is yours.


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

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