Additional Admission Requirements Include:

High School Graduate

  1. Academic average: 80-85%
  2. SAT: 1000 (greater than or equal to 500 in Verbal and Math) or ACT composite of 22 or higher
  3. Evidence of successful completion: Algebra, English, Biology and Chemistry
  4. Two professional references (e.g. guidance counselors, teachers)

College Transfer

  1. Twenty four (24) college credits or greater: cumulative GPA of 2.75 required
  2. Less than twenty four (24) college credits earned and less than 3 years since High School graduation, the candidate will be evaluated based on his/her high school and college academic record 
  3. If it has been greater than 3 years since High School graduation, the College may administer the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam in the subject areas of Reading, Math, Science and English. An acceptable score is classified as: Exemplary, Advanced, or Proficient.
  4. Two professional references (e.g. employer, teacher, or anyone who can provide objective information)

International Students

International Students who have English as a second language will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) prior to review of the application. TOEFL total scores of 500 for the paper-based test (PBT) or a total score of 79 for the internet-based test (iBT) are preferred for the student to start the nursing sequence of courses. The applicant's profile of section scores on the iBTwill be considered in addition to the total score since each combination total score represents a different profile of abilities across the four sections of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Applicants who score less than the acceptable score can anticipate that they may be required to begin their studies with English as a Second Language (ESL) coursework as their main focus to prepare them for additional study in nursing.

Applicants must consent to any/all admission-related examinations, including but not limited to, health and drug screening tests and background investigation checks as required by the College.  Failure to submit to any/all health requirements and screenings will deem the candidate ineligible for admission to the College as will a positive drug screen.  If evidence exists of a reported case of a felony or misdemeanor, the College President may review the report with the Medical Center's Legal Department and make a final decision as to acceptance or denial of the applicant. Any/all special circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee. 

Note: All applications become the property of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing and will not be returned.