FAQs for Associate Degree Nursing Program
When will applications for the program be available?
Applications for the fall 2021 cohort will be available on February 1, 2021 with an application deadline date of May 1, 2021.
How many students will be accepted to the first cohort?
There will be 12 students accepted on each campus for fall 2021.
Will the program be offered more than once per year?
The program will offer both fall and spring start dates.
If I apply, am I guaranteed admission?
No; the application process will be competitive and non-guaranteed based on the number of qualified applicants.
How do I know if I was accepted or not?
Students will receive an acceptance or denial letter in their college email after applications are processed.
What courses do I need to have completed in order to apply?
There are two semesters of general education requirements listed on the ASN informational page https://www.southeastmn.edu/asn/ that are all pre-requisites to start the program.
What if I am still taking pre-requisites when the application is due?
You are welcome to apply if you have pre-requisites in progress; applications will be accepted and considered for review based on space availability after qualified applicants are processed.
Do I have to be a nursing assistant on the state registry?
You have to be a certified nursing assistant with an unencumbered active status from any U.S. state OR provide documentation of completion of a college level nursing assistant course.
Do I have to be an LPN to apply?
No, but current licensed Practical Nurses with an active unencumbered licensed are welcome to apply to our mobility track and receive advanced standing with a transition course into the program.
Do current LPNs get precedence or favored as applicants?
No; the application process is the same for all applicants.
What admission selection criteria will be used for applicants?
A ranking of the following will be used as selection criteria:
- A cumulative GPA of the core science courses:
- Anatomy & Physiology I
- Anatomy & Physiology II
- General, Organic, & Biochemistry
- Composite score of TEAS score
What is the minimum TEAS score required?
A student must score at the Proficient level (58.7%) or higher to be considered for admission.
What version of the ATI TEAS test is needed?
ATI no longer uses Roman numerals to number the version of TEAS; new TEAS tests are released every six months. TEAS test scores are valid for three years.