Students who are admitted to the university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student may apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for Traditional students through competitive admission or direct admission. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline are ineligible for this program.
Direct admission to the BSN program for Traditional students is for students coming directly from high school based on exceptional academic performance.
Students who are admitted to the university but do not immediately qualify for direct admission into the nursing program enroll as nursing majors and must complete a secondary application. Completion of minimum requirements does not
A limited number of new freshman students are eligible for direct admission to the nursing program. Admission is based on exceptional academic performance in high school.
To qualify for Direct Admit entry, high school graduates must meet all of the following requirements:
Maintenance of direct admit status requires the student to:
Progression into the clinical portion of the undergraduate nursing program requires the student with direct admit status to:
To be eligible to apply for admission into the BSN program for Traditional students, a student must have:
The Kirkhof College of Nursing admits 80 students into the Fall semester and 80 students into the Winter semester. Admission to the nursing program is highly competitive, and students who only meet the minimum criteria may not be admitted.
A student’s final admission score is determined by combining three sub scores:
Admission Prerequisite GPA
The average of course grades for BIO 120, BMS 250, CHM 109, CHM 230, PSY 101, WRT 150, and one general education course chosen by the student (or courses identified in the Honors program or those waived due to AP credit when applicable).
Students will participate in a short interview to help faculty better understand their readiness for the program.
The score based on the total number of credits the students has earned from GVSU (based on a sliding scale up to 29).
Students complete the application online during the application period. A link to the application will be available on the KCON website during the application period which is January 16-31st for students wishing to enter the program in the Fall (August) semester and August 16-31st for students wishing to enter the program in the Winter (January) semester. All applications must be completed by 5:00 pm on the final day. No late applications will be accepted.
The admission decisions will be made by the KCON Undergraduate Affairs Committee, and candidates will be notified via email. Student scores are for internal use and will not be released.
Admitted students are required to comply with, and provide documentation of, all Health Compliance expectation including, but not limited to: physical examination, verification of immunizations, TB testing, criminal background check and drug screen, and CPR certification.
Students will be offered an interview based on their placement by Admission Prerequisite GPA and Laker Score. Not all students will be interviewed. The number of students interviewed will be 1.5 times the number of available seats. Students are encouraged to prepare by attending one of the interview prep sessions offered by the Career Services Office. Further information on these events are sent to candidates each semester via email.