Pre-Licensure Direct Admission Application

Admission to BSU

Students must be admitted to Bemidji State University prior to applying for admission to the Nursing major. Apply to BSU Online.


Admitted BSU students are eligible to apply for Direct Admission to our program if they meet the following qualifications:

      1. High School cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.
      2. Composite ACT score of 25 or higher.

We are currently accepting applications for those interested in applying to the nursing program Fall 2023. It’s important to note that many students will still need to do their pre-requisite coursework at BSU or elsewhere prior to applying to the program; however, it may be possible for students to submit their application as a first-year student if they completed the application requirements as a PSEO student.

Students with Direct Admission status are still required to submit a program application with all the supporting materials by the September 15th deadline. Any student who loses their Direct Admission status would still be able to apply to the program through the holistic admissions process.

All applications for Direct Admission must be submitted by February 1st, 2022. All students selected will be officially notified of their acceptance into the program no later than February 15th, 2022


If you have any questions about Direct Admission, please contact Mike Simpson, Nursing Student Services Coordinator, at:



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