Fall 2024 Nurse Education Application Requirements

Priority application deadline: February 16

Application inquiries may be directed to: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu

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Mandatory Information Session Attendance

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 (after August 2023).

 Attendance will be recorded.




The preferred site for the ATI TEAS exam is North Shore Community College. Online TEAS exams are not accepted at this time. Students must take the ATI TEAS Version 7. Students whose score reports reflect that they have tested more than three times or at another location other than NSCC must also submit an official TEAS transcript from ATI: https://atitesting.com/ati_store/ Additional charges may apply. TEAS inquiries may be directed to: TEAS@northshore.edu


NSCC reserves the right to verify all TEAS score reports. Exams taken in testing locations other than NSCC must adhere to the proctoring requirements with a secured browser. Applicants are limited to three attempts within an academic 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 = 50%, and English = 66.7%

Candidates who have an earned Bachelor of Science degree and have completed A+P1 and 2 within the last 10 years with a C grade or better are exempt from taking the TEAS exam.


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 so exempt from this exam.



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). Once you submit your application, the remaining required documents (below) may be uploaded to your account.


Communications Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate this. (See link below.) 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.

More information on Communications Proficiency


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: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu


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 - 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


Chemistry Requirement

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


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)
  • TEAS math score of 73 or higher
  • College level math course with final grade of C or higher



The following word-processed essay written in the English language must be uploaded for the year in which you are applying:

- Please state why you would like to pursue a Nurse Education career and include the qualities you feel makes you a good candidate for our program. Identify strategies you will use to ensure success in the Nurse Education Program. The essay should be approximately 1-2 pages in length and must answer both questions. Please be sure to answer all components to this question.


Official transcripts from all Colleges/ Universities previously attended

All official college transcripts from previously attended Colleges/Universities must be submitted directly to NSCC and uploaded by Admissions staff. 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. Transcripts may be sent electronically from your college(s) to NSCC at: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu or mailed to: North Shore Community College, Attn: Admissions/Health Programs, 1 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers, MA 01923


Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Introduction to Microbiology credit must be less than 10 years to transfer into the Program.  Grade of C or better is required.


Completed Course Requirements

(By the end of NSCC Summer 2024 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 2024 semester.



Nursing Transfer Students


Nursing Transfer Students ONLY

Transfer students from another ACEN or CCNE accredited Nurse Education program looking to receive transfer credit 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: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu
  • Review all transfer policies on our Web site: Transfer policy information

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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