Application Requirements for Fall 2021

Priority Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

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STEP 1:

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 (Sept. 2020 - March 2021).  Upcoming dates are available by visiting http://www.northshore.edu/academics/programs/pnr/mandatory-information-sessions.html.  Attendance will be recorded.

 

STEP 2:

ATI TEAS Exam

(As of 2016)

 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:  https://atitesting.com/ati_store/  Additional charges may apply.

Must be ATI TEAS as of 2016.  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.

ATI TEAS Minimum required scores:
Reading = 69%, Math = 63.3%, Science = 45.8%, and English = 54.2%

 

STEP 3:

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.

 

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

 

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.

http://www.northshore.edu/academics/proficiency/communications-proficiency.html

 

Math 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.

http://www.northshore.edu/academics/proficiency/math-proficiency.html

 

Employer Reference

An electronic reference from your most recent employer or school advisor is required.  The name and email address of your reference will be required in your application in order to submit. Your reference will receive an email and link to the required form.

 

Essay

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

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

 

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

Transfer students from another NLN accredited school of professional nursing or practical nursing program or practical nursing program approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing:

  • must also provide an official transcript from previous school of nursing or practical nursing program within the last 10 years
  • must also provide course syllabi from all previous nursing courses.  Additional documents may be emailed to: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu
  • will be evaluated for admission and advanced placement in nursing on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS.
  • An informational meeting may be required by the Department Chairperson.

Applicants must review all Practical Nursing program policies for transfer or advanced standing for the Practical Nursing Program: http://www.northshore.edu/academics/programs/pnr/policies.html

  

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