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


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;
  • Cumulative average of B (3.0) or higher in all high school science classes.

Due to the COVID-19 and delayed testing, Nursing will use a holistic approach to the admission process. We encourage applicants to submit the SAT or ACT if available but not required for the 2021 application cycle.

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.