High school students who are interested in nursing should take four years of math, science and English in high school. Classes should include chemistry, biology, writing, grammar, and communication (written and oral/speech). In addition, volunteer experiences, including those working with people and extracurricular activities will enhance a student's interview.
A limited number of high school seniors are admitted to the nursing major as freshmen. High school seniors may be admitted to the program if they have a 26 or higher ACT score and a GPA of 3.5.
Step 1 - Apply and be admitted to SVSU by December 1, 2012. Declare "pre-nursing" on your application to SVSU.
Step 2 - RSVP to an invitation that will be mailed to you for an interview program held in January.
Step 3 - Attend the interview program to complete interview and writing sample.
Step 4 - Students will be notified of their admission status to the nursing program within a few weeks of their interview and writing assessment.
Step 5 - Upon enrollment at SVSU, complete prerequisite nursing courses during your freshman/sophomore year while maintaining the GPA as identified in your acceptance letter.
Step 6 - Notify the Nursing Department the semester prior to when your prerequisite courses are complete that you would like to begin the program.