Fall 2024 Practical Nursing Application Requirements 

Priority application deadline: March 15

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 during the academic year prior to admission. Monthly information sessions will be held starting after September 6th, and are available by visiting: https://www.northshore.edu/academics/programs/pnr/mandatory-information-sessions.html.
Please note that attendance will be recorded.

 

STEP 2:

ATI TEAS Exam

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 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


NSCC reserves the right to verify all TEAS score reports for exams taken in testing locations other than NSCC.  Exams taken at locations other than NSCC must adhere to 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.

ATI TEAS Minimum Required Scores:
Reading = 69%   Math = 63.3%   Science = 45.5%  English = 54.2%

 

EXEMPTION: Applicants who have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, AND have completed both Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2 with a “C” grade or better will have the TEAS requirement waived.

 

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 receipt by emailing: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu 

 

Communications Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate proficiency. (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

 

Mathematics Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate proficiency. (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

 

Professional Reference

Applicants must submit one professional letter of recommendation, from an employer, school counselor/advisor, or professor speaking to professionalism, integrity, and work-ethic. A direct link to upload the letter will be sent directly to the reference named in the online application.

 

Essay

A 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 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. Students contemplating transfer should reach out directly to the Practical Nursing Department Chair Alex Lawson, alawson02@northshore.edu, to notify of intent. The student must also provide the following:

  • An official transcript from previous school of nursing or practical nursing program within the last 2 academic
  • Course syllabi from all previous nursing courses.
  • additional criteria may apply as specified by the program transfer or advanced standing policy.

Transfer students will be evaluated for admission on an individual basis and as space in the program permits. 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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