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Applying to the Nursing Program


The Nursing Program is one of the most competitive academic programs at Westfield State University.  The program is designed as a cohort program, where students move through a structured curriculum during their 4 years. 

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Nursing program is February 1stAll materials must be submitted to the Office of Admission by the deadline or you will not be considered for the Nursing program

Note:  if you take the January 2018 SAT exam or the February 2018 ACT exam, the scores will not be available prior to the February 1st deadline and will therefore not be considered in the admission process.  It is recommended that all SAT/ACT exams be taken prior to January 1, 2018.

Admission Criteria

Only new, first-time college students may apply to the Nursing Program.  Students need to meet all admission criteria in order to be considered for admission to the program.  Currently, the criteria are as follows:

  • 3.0 GPA (recalculated by the Admission Office) or higher;
  • 1000 New SAT (Evidence Based Reading & Writing, and Math sections only);
  • Cumulative average of B (3.0) or higher in all high school science classes.

Please note that these are minimum admissions standards and do not guarantee admission since nursing is a highly competitive field and often requires higher academic standards.  These minimum standards are taken into account with the entire application process.  

Transfer Students

At this time, Westfield State is not accepting applications for transfer students to the Nursing Program, for both the Day Division and Part-Time Evening Division.

Change of Major

At this time, we do not allow students to change their academic major to Nursing while enrolled at Westfield State University.