Nursing Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed under first-year students, all nursing applicants must:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Have at least a 1000 SAT combined score, based on the critical reading and math components of the exam.
  • Complete one year of college preparatory secondary level science with a lab. This course must be completed within five years, with a minimum grade of C. A four-credit college course in science with a lab, with a grade of C or better with only one allowed retake, will also satisfy the prerequisite science requirement.  It is strongly recommended that the nursing program science courses be completed prior to admission.
  • Complete two years of college preparatory level secondary school mathematics, including algebra I and II or algebra I and geometry. Both courses must be completed within five years, with a minimum grade of C. A three-credit college course in college algebra within five years with a grade of C or better will also satisfy the prerequisite math requirement.
  • Complete three years of secondary school English, with a grade of C or better.

Admission to the nursing program is competitive, and the requirements listed above are minimums. All students applying for admission to the nursing program (including internal and external transfers) are required to take the TEAS Admission Assessment. This test is administered at Becker College several times a month (fee required). Information about the test content can be found here at http://www.ATITesting.com. A TEAS Assessment Study Guide is available in the College bookstores.

Students who have taken the TEAS Admission Assessment at another institution may contact that institution to have their score sent to Becker College. The minimum overall score required to be considered an applicant is in the proficient category or higher.

Students who do not meet the above criteria but who satisfy the general admissions requirements of Becker College may be accepted as an undecided student. They can then take the appropriate courses to allow them to meet the admission prerequisites of the nursing program and reapply for admission.

Nursing application deadlines are:

  • September applicant: February 1
  • January applicant: August 1
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