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Requirements for All Bachelor of Science in Nursing Applicants

Students must be admitted to GVSU as a degree-seeking undergraduate student to apply for the RN to BSN, Traditional BSN, and Second Degree BSN programs. For more information on how to apply to GVSU, please contact the Admissions Office.


Traditional Program - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This application is for students who are pursuing their first bachelors degree in nursing at GVSU. The application will be open August 16th - August 31st at 5:00pm for admission into the Winter semester (January) and January 16th - January 31st at 5:00pm for admission into the Fall semester (August).

Students must be admitted to GVSU as a degree-seeking undergraduate student to apply for this program. For more information on how to apply to GVSU, please contact the Admissions Office.

Please review the BSN Program page for more information on admission requirements and curriculum. 


Second Degree Program - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This application is for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another discipline. The application will be open January 1st - January 15th at 5:00pm for admission into the Spring/Summer semester (May).

Students must be admitted to GVSU as a degree-seeking undergraduate student to apply for this program. For more information on how to apply to GVSU, please contact the Admissions Office.

Please review the Second Degree Program page for more information on admission requirements and curriculum. 


RN to BSN Program

Those students who currently have a RN license and are interested in completing a BSN degree. The application is currently open.

Please review the RN to BSN Program page for more information on admission criteria and curriculum. 


Graduate Programs - Kirkhof College of Nursing


Master of Science in Nursing

The Kirkhof College of Nursing offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. The MSN prepares professional nurses as advanced generalists to serve as leaders within clinical microsystems (patient care units/settings) in a reformed healthcare system. The application deadline is February 1.

Please review the MSN Program page for more information on admission requirements and curriculum. 


Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to the research-focused doctoral programs. The program offers several emphasis areas, including Advanced Practice Nursing (primary child/adolescent or primary care adult/older adult); or Health Systems Leadership. The application deadline is February 1.

Please review the DNP Program page for more information on admission requirements and curriculum.