Nursing Requirements

Nursing Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The Becker College nursing program has three separate nursing education programs; Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and the RN to BSN. The ASN and Pre-licensure BSN programs educate nurses for entry into nursing practice and success on the nursing licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). The RN to BSN program is for registered nurses seeking a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. There are academic, clinical, and physical/health requirements for entry into each program.

Admission to nursing (ASN and Pre-licensure BSN) in the nursing program is competitive, and the requirements listed below are minimums. Due to the competitive application process only the most academically qualified students will be selected. Selection process is the TEAS reading score. In the event that several students have equal qualifications, then students with Certified Nursing Aide experience will be prioritized.

Nursing Program Promotion and Progression criteria and specific nursing program policies are detailed in the Becker College Nursing Student Handbook.

Applicants must apply to the specific nursing program/track they desire to enter. Students seeking transfer from one Becker College pre-licensure nursing program to another must petition the Center for Career Education and Advising for presentation to the Nursing Faculty Association for a decision. Transfer admissions are not guaranteed.

Transfer admission from other nursing programs: Prerequisite courses are assessed by the College for transfer ability: Nursing courses do not transfer.

Academic Requirements:

  • G.P.A of 2.5 or better.
  • Its is required that the nursing program science course be completed within five years prior to admission with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete a three-credit college course in College Algebra and Statistics within five years with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete ATI Test of Academic Skills (TEAS) earning a proficient score. Only two attempts to achieve the minimum benchmark scores will be allowed within a calendar year. The School of Nursing accepts original TEAS documents only.