The Bronson School of Nursing (BSON) is committed to building and sustaining a diverse academic community of faculty, staff and students. BSON uses a holistic admission process to admit students who have academic achievements and unique experiences that contribute to the creation of a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Holistic admission is a competitive and thorough process that includes a critical evaluation of grade point average, may include a personal statement, letter of recommendation, essay questions, and interviews. This allows the applicant to share their unique experiences they feel support their admission to the nursing program.
The Bronson School of Nursing admits pre-licensure 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-licensure program. Please note: Admission to the pre-licensure curriculum does not guarantee admission to the traditional B.S.N. program. Applicants must be admitted to the pre-licensure curriculum at Western Michigan University and have completed all required prerequisites.
An application to the Bronson School of Nursing should be submitted in 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; applications for spring semester are due October 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 SAT (not required, but recommended) scores are considered for direct admission when applying for the fall semester. Those being considered for direct admission will be contacted with further application instructions by mid-February.