Yes, based on a competitive admission process, a limited number of first semester freshman students will be accepted into the nursing program. To be eligible for consideration as a freshman admit, students must have applied to SVSU with a declared pre-nursing major, have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or better and an ACT score of 26 or better or an SAT score of 1200 or better.
Qualified students will automatically begin professional nursing courses the semester after they complete their nursing prerequisite courses (no wait list), based on maintaining a cumulative college GPA of 3.3 or better. Direct admits must submit a nursing application during the semester they are completing their nursing prerequisites so that we know they are ready for their seat in the program the following semester.
Qualified first semester freshman pre-nursing students will be sent an invitation via their SVSU email account from the Nursing Department Chair to participate in the Freshman Admission to Nursing Program. Students must accept their direct admission seat in the program by responding to the email invitation by the posted deadline date.