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.

Start Your Application

There are two ways to apply.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Nursing program is February 1st.  All 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:

  • 3.3 GPA (recalculated by the Admission Office) or higher
  • Cumulative average of B+ (3.3) or higher in all high school science classes
  • Students are encouraged to submit SAT/ACT scores

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 the minimum standards for admission and do not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program.

Transfer Students

Students who have their Associate’s Degree in Nursing are encouraged to apply for the RN-to-BSN program.

Transfer students can find more information on applying to the Nursing Program by reviewing our Transfer Nursing page.

Change of Major

Students who wish to change their major after starting at Westfield State University will follow the same process as Transfer Students.  Please note that space is limited.