Application Requirements for Fall 2020

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020

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NSCC Online Application for Admission

Submit the online application for the year for which you are applying; regardless of whether you are a new or current student (a previously submitted application does not count).


Mandatory Info Session Attendance Form

Applicants must attend a Mandatory Information Session prior to submission of your application.  Applicants must attend a session during the academic year prior to admission (Sept. 2019 - March 2020).  Upcoming dates are available on the Mandatory Information Sessions pageAt the session, applicants will be given an Attendance Form to upload with their application.



The ATI TEAS exam is preferred to be taken at NSCC.  Students whose score reports reflect that they have tested more than two times or at another location other than NSCC must also submit an official TEAS transcript from ATI.  Additional charges may apply.

Applicants are limited to two attempts within a year (September 1 - August 31), regardless of the testing site and program to which they are applying.

Minimum required scores: Reading = 69%, Math = 73%, Science = 59.6%, and English = 66.7%

Transfer students from an ACEN or CCNE accredited  Nurse Education Program who earned 16 credits of Nursing courses in the past 5 years with a "B" or better are exempt from this exam.



Communications Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate communications proficiency. If you have demonstrated proficiency with your SAT scores or Accuplacer testing from another institution, please upload that document to your application.  If you have demonstrated proficiency with your high school GPA or with college level courses, this will be updated upon review of your submitted materials.


Math Requirement

Complete one of the following (no time limit on any of the following):

  • Completion of high school algebra with a final grade of C or higher.
  • MAT110 or equivalent with a final grade of C or higher.
  • MAT094 or equivalent with a final grade of C or higher.
  • MAT002 or MAT061 with a C or higher completed Fall 2016 or later.
  • Module 8 or higher.
  • Math proficiency and CEAR score of 54 or NGQA score of 262 or higher
  • Math ACT score of 22 or higher
    • SAT score of 510 or higher (if taken prior to 2016)
    • SAT score of 540 or higher (if taken in 2016 or later)
    • College level math course with final grade of C or higher


Biology Requirement

Complete one of the following courses or testing options:

  • BIO211 with a grade of C or higher
  • BIO101 or BIO105 with a grade of C or higher (no time limit)
  • TEAS version 6 - Science section score of 50% or higher (no time limit)
  • LPN Certificate (no time limit)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological science (no time limit)
  • One of the following within the past 5 calendar years:
  • H.S. Biology with a C or higher
  • CLEP test with a score of 50 or higher
  • AP Biology Test with a 3 or higher


Course can be High School or College level and must have a final grade of C or higher (no time limit)


High School Transcript or GED score report

Upload a copy of your high school transcript or GED score report.  If you previously submitted the transcript or score report and attended classes within the past 5 years, then Enrollment likely has it on file.  You can confirm by emailing:


Official transcripts from all Colleges or Universities previously attended

All official transcripts from previously attended Colleges/Universities must be submitted directly to NSCC and uploaded by Admissions staff.  If the College/University will give an official transcript directly to you, then have them do so but do NOT open the envelope.  Hand-delivering it to Enrollment is the most efficient way for you to ensure that receipt of transcripts do not hold up your application.  If you have previously submitted transcripts and have since completed courses or are currently registered for courses, then you need to submit an updated transcript.



A word-processed essay must be uploaded for the year in which you are applying:  

Please state why you would like to pursue a Nurse Education career and what qualities do you feel would make you a good candidate for our program.


Program's Student Handbook

The Nurse Education Student Handbook must be read in its entirety.  By signing the bottom of the page, applicants attest to having done so. This can also be accessed in the Library


Supplemental Information

Supplemental requirements for the Nurse Education program is available online and must be printed, initialed, signed, and uploaded as a requirement upon submission of the application.

Nurse Education Policies page


Completed Course Requirements

(By the end of NSCC Summer 2020 Semester)

All students accepted into Nurse Education will be required to have completed Anatomy and Physiology 1 (NSCC BIO211) and Composition 1 (NSCC CMP101) prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester. 





Nursing Transfer Students


Nursing Transfer Students ONLY

Transfer students from another ACEN or CCNE accredited Nurse Education program must also provide:

  • an official transcript proving enrollment in nursing courses within the last 2 years. 
  • A grade of "B" or better in a comparable nursing course is required for transfer credit.  However, transfer credits are NOT guaranteed and will be evaluated upon acceptance into the program.
  • letter of recommendation from the Nurse Education Program, preferably from a clinical instructor or Nursing Faculty Adviser.  (Name and email of your reference will need to be included in your application.)
  • documentation showing completion of at least 8 credits of comparable course work in an ACEN or CCNE accredited Nurse Education program.
  • course syllabi from all previous Nurse Education courses.  Additional documents can be emailed to:
  • Review all transfer policies on our Web site:

NOTE: An informational meeting is required by the Department Chairperson/Director of Nursing. Previous Nursing courses may not align with the NSCC curriculum and may not transfer. 

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