How to apply to the DU Nursing program

Davenport University offers a variety of nursing programs. Entry into each program is competitive and each one has specific admissions criteria. Your admissions representative is available to assist you in completing the application for our Nursing Program. Connect with Davenport University Admissions representative or email

Step I

Review the admissions criteria listed for your specific program
If you are new to DU, please apply for admission to the University first (on your left). Current DU students may proceed to Step II. 

Apply for Admission

Please note that for consideration into our nursing program, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Official Transcripts must be sent from your school(s) directly to the Davenport University Registrar at or by mail.

Davenport University Registrar
6191 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512 

Step II

Complete the nursing application specific for your designated program
The following applications are available through NursingCAS:

  • BSN Pre-Licensure, High School Direct Admit Program (Grand Rapids - Lettinga, Great Lakes Bay - Midland, Lansing and Warren)
  • BSN Pre-Licensure, BSN (Grand Rapids - Lettinga, Great Lakes Bay - Midland, Lansing and Warren)
    • This includes VBSN, LPN to BSN, Paramedic to BSN and MA to BSN
  • PN Program, High School Direct Admit Program  (Warren)
  • PN Program, PN (Warren)
  • MSN: Generalist/Family Nurse Practitioner Program (On-line)

Items needed for NursingCAS:

  • Contact information for two professional references (forms will be emailed)
  • Professional statements
  • Davenport student ID number

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*All required forms are included in NursingCAS

BSN Completion and Concurrent program applicants apply using the paper application process
NursingCAS is not used for the BSN Concurrent programs. Please print the paper application below and follow the instructions listed on page 1 of the application. All paper applications must be mailed to the registrar's office for processing.

BSN Completion Application

BSN Concurrent Program - ADN Enrolled-Paper Application

Step III

Register for and complete ATI TEAS Examination
TEAS scores will upload from ATI to the DU Registrar upon completion of the exam at a DU testing site.  Students that test elsewhere will send official transcripts to the DU Registrar via ATI.

*TEAS is required for PL BSN and PN Program candidates only

Additional program notes

  • Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Nursing Admissions Committee. Decisions made by the Committee are final.
  • Students will be asked to complete a criminal background check, after acceptance in the program. This will take place in your first semester. The policies, procedures and form related to the criminal background check are displayed in the COHP Appendix A-4.
Deadline for nursing application materials

BSN Completion

BSN Concurrent

Rolling admissions. (Accepted throughout the year.)

Rolling admissions. (Accepted throughout the year.)

BSN Pre-Licensure
2 Start Dates

Winter 2020 - W.A. Lettinga Campus Only

Seats will be reviewed on three distinct dates:
June 3rd, 2019
August 5th, 2019
September 9th, 2019

Fall 2020 - TBA

Apply early for our competitive programs.

Practical Nurse (PN) diploma and High School Direct Admit

Fall 2019 - Admission deadline is August 1st

Fall 2020 - TBA