Traditional, LPN-BSN and 2nd Degree Criteria

Important Deadlines

Traditional and LPN-BSN:

  • October 1 for Spring  -- online application available after March 15 until deadline date.   
  • February 1 for Fall -- online application available after November 1 until deadline date. 

Accelerated Second Degree:

  • February 1 for Summer  -- online application available available after November 1 until deadline date. 

  Admissions Criteria

Traditional/LPN to BSN/ 2nd Degree Programs

Application Deadlines: February 1 for Fall Traditional/ LPN to BSN, and Summer Accelerated 2nd degree programs. October 1 for Spring Traditional and LPN to BSN degree programs

1. Students must be in progress or have completed all ETSU General Education courses* (or equivalent from a Transfer Institution) including the 4 Nursing Pre-requisite classes:  Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with labs), Intro to Microbiology (with lab), and Probability and Statistics. At least 3 of the 4 pre-requisite math/science classes must be  completed  prior to the application deadline.

Students with  greater than 2 unsuccessful attempts  to complete all required pre-requisite math/science courses will be  ineligible for admission to the College of Nursing .  Grades below a “C” (C-, D+, D, and F) are considered unsuccessful attempts.

* Students with completed Bachelor’s degrees are exempt from taking General Education Requirements (by virtue of the completed degree) but must complete the four pre-requisite math/science courses or equivalents with at least 3 of the 4 completed prior to the application deadline.

*Transfer students are responsible for making sure courses taken at other institutions are equivalent to ETSU General Education courses. For further information about transfer equivalency, go to http://www.etsu.edu/articulation/equivalencies.aspx . For a list of ETSU General Education requirements go to: http://www.etsu.edu/uged/gened/StudentsandParents/requirements_10.aspx

2. A minimum cumulative College Level GPA of 2.6 as computed by East Tennessee State University (excluding developmental coursework) is required.

3. Students must apply to the College of Nursing using the Centralized Application System (Nursing CAS).  Official Transcripts from all colleges attended (including dual enrollment during high school) must be sent to CAS.  Transfer students must also apply for General Admission to ETSU.  This should be done well in advance of the application deadline. Detailed instructions and information are available at: http://www.etsu.edu/nursing/undergrad/onlineapp.aspx 

4. Applicants must submit (electronically) all scores from the TEAS V standardized entrance exam. The TEAS V may be taken twice within a two year period, but not twice in the same semester.  Scores are valid for two years.  Information about scheduling and preparing for the TEAS can be found at www.atitesting.com

5. ETSU College of Nursing does NOT require references, a personal statement or professional experience for admission.

6. Applicants are ranked by a point system which includes 100 possible points in 4 areas: Overall GPA, Math/Science Nursing Pre-requisite GPA, Adjusted Individual Total Score, and Adjusted Individual Reading section score of the TEAS V for a total of 400 possible points.  Applicants are admitted in point order. 


  Admission Points Breakdown  

OVERALL GPA *

100 Points Available

Includes all college level courses

MATH/SCIENCE GPA**

100 Points Available

GPA includes Nursing Pre-requisites only (A&P I,II, Micro, & Prob/Stats)

*At least 3 must be completed 1 can be in progress*

TEAS V POINTS***

200 Points Available

Total (all 4 sections): 100   Reading section only: 100

OverallGPA Ranges

Admissions Points

3.8-4.0

100

3.6-3.79

90

3.4-3.59

80

3.2-3.39

70

3.0-3.19

60

2.8-2.99

50

2.6-2.79

40

<2.6

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Math/ScienceGPA Ranges

Admissions Points

3.8-4.0

100

3.6-3.79

90

3.4-3.59

80

3.2-3.39

70

3.0-3.19

60

2.8-2.99

50

2.6-2.79

40

2.2-2.59

20

2.0-2.19

10

<2

0

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL SCORE

READING

Adjusted individual Total score = number of points earned.

Adjusted individual Reading score = number of points earned

 

 

 *A Total Score below 50 earns 0 points

 *A Score below 50 earns 0 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students with questions about the admissions or selection processes are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Office of Student Services. 

Questions?  an Advisor.