Admission

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program (Spring Start)

Consistent with our mission (from the historic commitment of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul) to care for the sick poor and to educate others for the healthcare ministry, applicants are considered for admission based on their potential to successfully complete the program.

The Spring start is an accelerated option requiring student to take nursing courses in the spring, summer, and fall semesters.  In order to provide the best opportunity for success, students should have as many courses completed as possible prior to enrolling in nursing courses.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum GPA > 2.75
  • Math:
    • SAT I Math score of 400 or higher;
    • OR a score of 17 or higher on the ACT Math test;
    • OR Intermediate Algebra, or higher, with a grade of C+ or higher (transfer students only)
  • Chemistry: (completed within five years prior to application)
    • One year of high school Chemistry with a lab and Human or Intro Biology with a grade of C+ or higher
    • OR College-level chemistry or human biology or equivalent with a grade of C+ or higher (transfer students only)
  • Completion of A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology with grade of B- or higher on first attempt
  • Completion of Math 140 with grade of C+ or higher on first attempt
  • TEAS VI score:
    • Applicants must have an adjusted individual total score of 56% or higher. The college will consider the scores from the first and second attempt only (within the last three years). If you do not achieve a score of 56% or higher by the second attempt you are not eligible to begin nursing 101. TEAS test score must be submitted prior to registration for N101.

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program (Fall Start)

Consistent with our mission (from the historic commitment of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul) to care for the sick poor and to educate others for the healthcare ministry, applicants are considered for admission based on their potential to successfully complete the program.

Students who are denied admission may apply to the nursing program at a different time if they have demonstrated a positive change in one or more of the admission criteria. Those students who do not meet the admission criteria maybe admitted into Pre-nursing, depending upon their number of points.  No applications will be reviewed until all application materials have been received by the admissions department.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum GPA >2.75
  • Math:
    • SAT I Math score of 400 or higher;
    • OR a score of 17 or higher on the ACT Math test;
    • OR Intermediate Algebra, or higher, with a grade of C+ or higher (transfer students only)
  • Chemistry: (completed within five years prior to application)
    • One year of high school Chemistry with a lab and Human or Intro Biology with a grade of C+ or higher
    • OR College-level chemistry or human biology or equivalent with a grade of C+ or higher (transfer students only)
  • TEAS VI score:
    • Applicants must have an adjusted individual total score of 56% or higher. The college will consider the scores from the first and second attempt only (within the last three years). If you do not achieve a score of 56% or higher by the second attempt you are not eligible to begin nursing 101. TEAS test score must be submitted prior to registration for N101.
Overall GPA  (minimum GPA 2.75)
2.75-3.0 2
3.1 – 3.5 3
3.6-4.0 4
Math Score (SAT/ACT  OR Intermediate Algebra or higher)
SAT or ACT
SAT – 200-300       ACT 17-19 2
SAT – 300-400      ACT 20-22 3
SAT – 400-500       ACT – >22 4
Or Intermediate Algebra or higher
C+ 2
B- – B+ 3
A- – A+ 4
Biology (Human or Intro Biology)
C+ 2
B- – B+ 3
A- – A+ 4
Chemistry (high school or college level)
C+ 2
B- – B+ 3
A- – A+ 4
Composite Score on TEAS Test
(Must have adjusted individual total score of >56% to qualify)
56 – 59% 2
60 – 65% 3
66 – 70% 4
71 – 75% 5
76 – 80% 6
81 – 85% 7
86 – 90% 8
91 – 95% 9
96 – 99% 10
Total possible points: 26

Scoring

  • Score 26-16 – admitted to Nursing Program
  • Score 15-9 – admitted to Pre-nursing

Students admitted to Pre-Nursing must complete A&P I, A&P II, and Microbiology with a grade of B- (80) or better AND College Algebra with a grade of C+ or better AND achieved a score of 56% or higher on TEAS VI prior to beginning Nursing 101.  Students are placed in Nursing 101 on a “seat available basis.”