The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program admits up to 192 students per year; and students can expect to complete the degree in 4 to 4 1/2 years because each student admitted to the program completes the nursing courses in a "cohort" group. Generally, students take 1 1/2 to 2 years to complete general education and prenursing classes and then 2 1/2 years of nursing courses.
1) SVSU Basic Skills Requirements
2) General Education Requirements
3) Prenursing Courses (completed or in progress during application process)
4) Nursing Major (taken upon admission to the Nursing Program) -- curriculum.
|Category 3||MATH 132 A or B, PSYC 299, or PS 225 CI (one of these)||4|
|Category 4||BIOL 111A Principles of Biology, and CHEM 111 General Chemistry/ CHEM 111L General Chemistry Lab||9|
|Category 6||PSYC 100 General Psychology||4|
|Category 7||SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Category 9||Any course approved for the Oral Communication category||3|
|Category 10||Any course from approved for the Written Communication category||3|
|BIOL 232||Physiology and Anatomy I||4|
|BIOL 233||Physiology and Anatomy II||3|
|BIOL 236||Human Nutrition||3|
|BIOL 237||Introduction to Microbiology||4|
Cohort Sequence (upon admission to the Nursing Major):
|NURS 241||Nurse Provider: Pharmacology|
|NURS 242||Nurse Provider: Pathophysiology|
|NURS 245||Nurse Provider Clinical 1|
|NURS 251||Nurse Care Designer: Health Assessment|
|NURS 261||Professional Integration 1|
|NURS 341||Nurse Provider Concepts II|
|NURS 345||Nurse Provider Clinical II|
|NURS 351||Nursing Care Designer II|
|NURS 361||Professional Integration II|
|NURS 371||Nurse Provider Concepts III|
|NURS 375||Nurse Provider Clinical III|
|NURS 381||Nursing Care Designer III|
|NURS 391||Professional Integration III|
|NURS 441||Nurse Provider Concepts IV|
|NURS 445||Nurse Provider Clinical IV|
|NURS 451||Nursing Care Designer IV|
|NURS 461||Professional Integration IV|
|NURS 471||Nurse Provider Concepts V|
|NURS 475||Nurse Provider Clinical V|
|NURS 481||Nursing Care Designer V|
|NURS 494||Professional Integration V|
NURS 455 Nurse Provider Clinical Internship Between Semester 3 and 4 or 4 and 5.
Two credits of upper division, non required courses.
STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM ALL COURSES AND/OR PRACTICUM LEARNING EXPERIENCES. STUDENTS MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION TO CLINICS AT DISTANCE LOCATIONS ON MULTIPLE SCHEDULES DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT. Clinicals can be in the Saginaw/Bay City/Midland area; however, they may be in the Thumb and even in the Detroit area.
Note: In addition to the requirements of Saginaw Valley State University, students must complete any new requirements established by the Michigan Board of Nursing.
Upon successful completion of the BSN program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) which is a requirement for license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.
|Time Period||Total Number Passing||SVSU Pass Rate||Michigan Pass Rate||National Pass Rate|
|1/1/13 to 12/31/13||117||93.6%||87.65%||83.04%|
|1/1/12 to 12/31/12||120||95.83%||91.92%||88.57%|
|1/1/11 to 12/31/11||110||90.91%||88.84%||89.30%|
|1/1/10 to 12/31/10||108||92.59%||88.29%||85.53%|
|1/1/09 to 12/31/09||114||91.23%||88.86%||85.94%|