Wayne State University


Applicants are eligible to apply to the Traditional B.S.N. program if they are entering nursing for the first time and have completed the prerequisite requirements (see below). Students are eligible to apply for entry into the professional program after having completed at least 30 credits, which include the specific prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better in each course. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in the prerequisite courses and the natural science prerequisite courses to be eligible for admission consideration. If any professional nursing courses have been taken, grades earned in those courses will be calculated into the prerequisite GPA. Admission to the program is highly competitive; completion of prerequisites with minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

The following courses/requirements are prerequisites for admission consideration for the Traditional B.S.N. program in the College of Nursing.

  • ENG 1020 Basic Composition
  • BIO 1510 Basic Biology*
  • BIO 2200 Microbiology*
  • BIO 2870 Anatomy & Physiology*
  • CHM 1020 General Chemistry I (Inorganic)*
  • PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 2400 Developmental Psychology
  • ANT 2100 Introduction to Anthropology or SOC 2000 Introduction to Sociology

*All sciences must have labs.

**MATHEMATICS: completion of one of the following math prerequisites:

a) Satisfactory completion of MAT 1000, 1050, BA 2300 or STA 1020 with a grade of C or better if taken at Wayne State University; OR
b) Placing into a mathematics course above the level of MAT 1000/1050 on the Mathematics Placement Examination; OR
c) Achieving appropriate scores on national standardized tests; OR
d) Transferring credit received for successful completion of a course equivalent to or higher than MAT 1000 completed with a grade of C or better at another college or university.

Internet-based TOEFL

Students for whom English is not the native language must submit Internet-Based TOEFL scores to the College of Nursing. This is not required if you have completed a 4-year high school diploma, a  4-year degree, or an advanced degree in the United States.

  • 101 Total
  • 25 Listening
  • 25 Reading
  • 25 Writing
  • 26 Speaking

Prerequisite Transfer Guide

Wayne State University College of Nursing evaluates courses from other institutions based on guidelines and requirements established by the College. These evaluations take precedence over evaluations by other departments or the university transfer credit department.