Application Requirements for Fall 2023

Priority Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

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

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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 (after August, 2022).  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

The ATI TEAS exam is required 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.  TEAS inquiries may be directed to: TEAS@northshore.edu


Students who have not taken the TEAS previously, must take the ATI TEAS Version 7 (Released in June 2022). Students that have taken the ATI TEAS Version 6 (Developed in 2016) will be only permitted to use these scores for a Fall 2023 admission to the Practical Nursing Program. All future admission cycles will require the ATI TEAS Version 7.


Applicants are limited to two attempts within an academic year (September 1st - August 31st) 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%  English = 54.2%

 

NOTE: As of 9/23/2022 TEAS tests for all programs must be taken in person at North Shore Community College. At this time, there is no remote option. TEAS remote reports or test taken elsewhere will only be accepted if the date of testing or date of registration is prior to 9/23/2022. Scores for students who have registered for a remote TEAS test prior to 9/23/2022 will only be accepted with a submitted receipt showing the test was scheduled prior to 9/23/2022.

 

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 specific qualities do you feel would make you a good candidate for our program. Please, also include steps you will take to ensure your success in the Practical Nursing Program. Anecdotal evidence is strongly recommended.

 

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:

  • Should reach out directly to the Practical Nursing Department Chair: alawson02@northshore.edu to notify of intent.
  • 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
  • additional criteria may apply as specified by the program transfer or advanced standing policy.
  • 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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