A total of 58 points is possible on the nursing application. Higher points mean a greater chance of being admitted. In the event of a tie, applications will be ranked by the Total Individual Adjusted Score on the Test for Essential Skills (TEAS).
Requirements to Apply:
- All prerequisite and humanities courses must be passed with a minimum grade of 2.0
- Average combined GPA of 3.0 in the following courses is required: Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 241L), Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 242L), Microbiology (BIO 260L), Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM 121L)
Areas of the Application that are scored:
- The prerequisite courses as identified on the DTA/MRP program plan are scored on the application. Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Chemistry, and Microbiology are scored a maximum of 4.0, depending on the grade received by the student. All other prerequisites are awarded 2.0, regardless if a higher grade was achieved. All required prerequisites, except for the two humanities courses, must be complete by spring quarter of the application year.
- Two humanities courses (10 credits) are required to be completed sometime during the DTA program plan; however, completing these two courses by spring quarter of the application year will award 2.0 points per course to the application.
- Attending a Nursing Information Session within 12 months from submitting the application will award 2 points.
- Having completed healthcare training (CNA, EMT, etc) and having become certified or having 2 years of healthcare work experience will award 2 points to the application. Having completed a healthcare training course but not becoming certified or having 1 year of healthcare work experience will award 1 point to the application.
- Having extensive healthcare work experience over 2 years will earn 1 additional point.
- The essay will be evaluated for content, spelling and grammar in your responses to each question with the maximum points of 4.
- The Resume will be evaluated for presentation, format, job specific and/or volunteer information, resume content, and spelling and grammar with the maximum points of 4.
- The quality of the application, including completeness and organization is 2 points.
- Having submitted a complete prior application in the previous two years will earn 1 additional point. In order to be considered a complete application all required prerequisite coursework must have been completed by spring quarter of that previous application year.
Refer to the Nursing Application Scoring Guide