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BSNA Admissions Process FAQs

Step 1: Initial ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Exam

All applicants are required to take the ATI TEAS Exam. Prepare for the exam by reviewing topics that you need most assistance with. Go to the ATI website to register for and schedule the exam at a convenient time and location. You can take the exam at TESU!

Required: scores of 70% or better in each subcategory (reading, math, science, and English language and usage). You are allowed to take the exam twice in order to meet the score requirement. The final TEAS Exam must be taken less than 9 months before the completed application deadline.

Step 2: Apply to the BSNA Program

Submit your application through the TESU Online App. A complete application must include the following required supporting documents:

  • A current resume
  • A personal statement (approximately 500 words) which includes
    • Why you would like to be a nurse
    • Why you should be accepted into the program
    • Any other information you would like the Admissions Committee to know
  • Contact information for two references (academic and/or professional)
  • Official ATI TEAS Exam Score Report
  • All official transcripts (from every higher education institution you have attended)

Submit your resume and personal statement.

Include contact information for your references in your application.

Submit your official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar.

Make sure to complete your application by the completed application deadline:

  • May cohorts: February 1st
  • September cohorts: June 1st

Step 3: Application Review Appointment

Once your application materials and transcripts have been reviewed, our Program Advisor will contact you to discuss your next steps. You may still need to complete a few requirements or you may be ready to interview with the Admissions Committee.

Step 4: Admissions Committee Review and Interview

Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will review your file. If you meet the requirements of the Accelerated BSN program, you will be invited to interview with the Admissions Committee.

Please note: a complete application does not guarantee you an interview invitation. Additionally, an interview does not guarantee you admission into the program.

Applications are reviewed and interviews are scheduled all year. Acceptance into a program cohort is on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants who are accepted into the program after the maximum number of cohort seats has been reached will be invited to join the next program cohort.

You may call the Office of Admissions to check on your documents/application status at (609) 777-5680.

If you are applying through NursingCAS, please follow their directions for completing the application and uploading of documents.

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  • Completion of 60 college credits (general education requirements and nursing prerequisite courses) at a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Completion of all general education requirements and nursing prerequisite courses prior to acceptance.
    • Minimum grade of C (73) or better in each science prerequisite course as well as statistics
    • Applicants may not receive credit by examination for any science prerequisites or statistics.
  • Completion of the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Exam and submission of an official score report must happen less than 9 months before the completed application deadline. The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, English, and language usage. A score of 70% or higher is required for all content area scores and overall scores.
  • Submit a completed application, with the required supporting documents and a nonrefundable application fee. A completed application with all required supporting documents must be received by TESU by the application deadline:
    • May cohorts: February 1st
    • September cohorts: June 1st

Applications are not evaluated by the Admissions Committee until they are complete with all of the required supporting documents.

  • Attend an interview (we will schedule this for you).
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A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred, but you can still apply and your application materials will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

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A completed application includes the following required supporting documents:

  • Online application with non-refundable fee
  • A current resume
  • A personal statement (approximately 500 words) which includes:
    • Why you would like to be a nurse
    • Why you should be accepted into the program
    • Any other information you would like the Admissions Committee to know
  • Contact Information for two references (academic and/or professional).
  • Official ATI TEAS Exam Score Report
  • All official (unopened) transcripts from every higher education institution you have attended
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All prospective applicants are required to take the ATI TEAS Exam. On ATI’s website, you can register for and schedule the exam at a time/location convenient for you. We require scores of 70% or better in each subcategory in order to be eligible for the program. You are allowed to take the exam two times, and we recommend studying/preparing for the exam. Study materials are provided by ATI and can be purchased from their website. The final ATI TEAS Exam must be taken less than 9 months before the completed application deadline.

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The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing has the discretion to require a nursing applicant to take the TOEFL, regardless of the applicant’s native language, if there is a concern about a student’s ability to communicate in English.

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When your completed application is received, an official academic transcript evaluation is conducted by the Office of the Registrar. After your evaluation is completed, our Program Advisor will contact you to discuss your next steps in the application process. You may still need to complete a few requirements or you may be ready to interview with the Admissions Committee.

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Yes. Applicants who meet the requirements are invited to interview with the Admissions  Committee as part of the competitive admissions selection process.

You are not guaranteed an interview just by submitting your application.

Please note: a complete application does not guarantee you an interview invitation. Additionally, an interview does not guarantee you admission into the program. Applications are reviewed and interviews are scheduled all year.

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