Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University is highly competitive. Applicants are chosen for this program after they have been admitted to the pre-nursing curriculum and have completed all required prerequisites.
The Bronson School of Nursing admits traditional B.S.N. students in the fall and spring semesters of each year. High school graduates and transfer students should first apply to the pre-nursing program. Please note: Admission to the pre-nursing curriculum does not guarantee admission to the traditional B.S.N. program.
An application to the Bronson School of Nursing should be completed no later than the semester in which all prerequisites will be completed. Transfer students who have completed all prerequisites may apply to the school immediately. Applications for the fall semester are due by March 1; application for the spring semester are due Oct. 1.
Students applying to attend WMU directly after graduating from high school may be considered for direct admission to the traditional B.S.N. program. Applicants who demonstrate excellent academic performance in their high school curriculum, particularly in sciences, and have high ACT (or equivalent) scores are automatically considered when applying for the fall semester. Those wishing to be considered for direct admission should apply no later than the Dec. 31 of their senior year of high school.