Q: How do I know which prerequisites I still need?
A: To find out which prerequisites have been satisfied with your previous education and which ones you still need, you must apply to the program, pay the $50 application fee, and have an official transcript sent to the College of Nursing from each institution you have attended (WSU records can be unofficial). You will then be able to check your status on-line, using an assigned log in name and password.
Q: What if I have only one prerequisite left to take past the deadline?
A: If your file is not complete, you will not be considered for admission for that year. You would have the option to move your application to a future year.
Q: How do I move my application from one year to the next?
A: You need to submit a request in writing to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA).
Q: Is admission to the program competitive?
A: Yes, admission into the program is highly competitive.
Q: What factors determine admission?
A: There are two main factors: Grade Point Average (GPA) in prerequisite courses and GPA in science pre-requisites. Overall academic performance, course repeats and other factors are also taken into account. As of fall 2007, students who take their prerequisites at WSU will be given priority. Please see the priority order document to see the basic criteria and admission priority order.
Q: What GPA do you need to get into the program?
A: As you can see from the admission criteria document linked in the above question, there is no "cutoff" GPA. Admission is based on a combination of factors.
Q: How is GPA determined?
A: The College uses the university grading system for determining GPA. Transfer grades, while they will not transfer into the university, are included in this calculation. To see the grading system and instructions on calculating your GPA, see this page: Grading Scale and Calculating GPA.
Q: Do you have a waiting list?
A: No, the College does admission once per year (to start in fall semesters) and there is a new applicant pool every year.
Q: How long is the Nursing program?
A: The CD2 program is 16 months, straight through for four semesters, with full time enrollment. The Traditional with Degree program is three years, fall and winter (no Nursing courses in the summer); half of the semesters are full-time and half are part-time.
Q: So, I'll be a nurse at the end of the program?
A: You will have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and will then sit for the state licensure exam (NCLEX). You must pass that exam to become a Registered Nurse.
Q: Where is the Office of Student Affairs for the College of Nursing located?
A: The OSA is located in Room 10 in the Cohn Building, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202. The phone number is 313-577-4082.