Image: Young woman seated in student lounge “I chose to pursue a nursing degree because I want to help people in the best possible way I can.”

– Jessica M., AS Nursing 2019

Applicants to the associate degree in nursing are considered for admission based on their potential to successfully complete the program.

The Admissions Committee undertakes a holistic review of every application that includes an analysis of academic preparation; transcript(s); selected grades in Math and Science; coursework rigor and life experiences, such as professional training and military experience. The criteria below are meant as guidelines for the review of applicants to the nursing program.

Criteria for Admission to Nursing AS

  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • High school transcript or GED reflecting:
    • At least three years of high school math, including two years of Algebra and one year of Geometry OR Intermediate Algebra or higher with a minimum grade of C+
    • One year of high school Chemistry with a minimum grade of C+ OR completion of college-level Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum grade of C+
    • One year of high school Biology with a minimum grade of C+ OR college-level human or intro biology or equivalent with a minimum grade of a C+
    • Four years of high school English
    • Electives
  • TEAS VI score
    • Nursing majors must attain an adjusted individual total score of 56% or higher on the TEAS VI test. Scores from within the last three years and from the first and second attempt only will be considered. If you do not achieve a score of 56% or higher by the second attempt, you will not be permitted to register for NUR 101 (the first nursing course in the curriculum). It is recommended that you successfully complete Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology and College Algebra before taking the TEAS VI test.

Any college transfer credits will be evaluated after receipt of official transcripts. Eligible transfer credits may apply to general education requirements in the St. Vincent’s College nursing curriculum. A preliminary transfer evaluation will be provided in advance of admission.

Applications will be reviewed only after all application materials have been received by the Admissions Committee.

Information on this page is accurate as of 4/26/2018.