Admission Requirements

  • Academic:
    • Graduation from an approved secondary school or validation of a high school equivalency diploma (GED) verified through official transcript. Applicants must show that they have completed work equal to a standard high school course including 4 units of English, 3 units of Social Studies, 2 units of Mathematics (1 of which is Algebra), and 2 units of Science with a related laboratory.

    • Official college transcripts documenting a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in the following pre-requisites:
      • English Composition (3 credit minimum)
      • Development Psychology (3 credit minimum)
      • Human Anatomy with Lab* or Anatomy and Physiology I (3 or 4 credit minimum)
      • Human Physiology with Lab* or Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credit minimum)
    • The Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam may be taken no more than 2 times in the academic year. A minimum Academic Preparedness Level of Proficiency with a score of greater than or equal to 68% is recommended.

    * All science credits must have been completed within 5 years prior to admission.

  • Health Record:
    The applicant must demonstrate physical and mental health necessary to meet the expectations of the program. The Washington Health System Washington Hospital Employee Health Service (EHS) reviews each applicant’s completed health record, which includes health history, physical examination, urine dipstick, immunization record and hair follicle testing

A urine drug screen and hair follicle testing will be completed in EHS, prior to final acceptance into the School of Nursing.


Students will be required to receive a flu vaccine. Those who are unable to receive the flu vaccine must provide documentation, with reason, from their personal physician.


The EHS reserves the right to make recommendations to the School of Nursing regarding admission.


NOTE: The School of Nursing reserves the right to require such additional information, examinations, or measures of eligibility as may be prescribed by the faculty.


Application documents will be held for 2 years.