Nursing Admissions

The Associate Degree in Nursing program of study provides students with the knowledge, skills and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment and to meet individual needs that impact health, quality of life and achievement of potential. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice as a registered nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry and community agencies.

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For Health Sciences program questions, contact:
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All applicants must complete the following requirements:

The Nursing (NUR) program is considered a limited-enrollment program since it receives more applications than it has available space. Acceptance is based on a competitive process with a point system, not a waiting list, and applicants are ranked based on grades earned in the general education classes required for the Nursing program, such as ENG 111, PSY 150 and BIO 168. Grades of "C" or better are required in all program-related curriculum classes. Only students who have submitted the Nursing program application and are accepted through the competitive process can register for NUR classes.

NOTE: BIO classes must have been completed within five years of the first NUR class, and math proficiency must have been completed within 10 years of the first NUR class. If a "B" or a "C" grade is earned in a class, it can be retaken, but points are awarded based on the most recent grade, even if the final grade is lower.

The following items are required by the program application deadline for the Nursing program selection process:

  • Submit a Nursing program application
    • The application window for Fall semester entry is October 1 through January 31.
    • The application window for Spring semester entry is April 1 through July 31.
    • All acceptance notifications will be sent to Wake Tech email addresses only.
  • Submit verification of Nurse Aide 1 (NA1) certification with the Nursing program application by providing one of the following:
    • A copy of your current listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry. The listing must stay current through the first day of NUR 111.
    • A copy of your current Nurse Aide 2 listing from the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The listing must stay current through the first day of NUR 111.
  • Request ATI to submit official TEAS scores to [email protected] by the program application deadline.
    • Applicants must have a composite score of at least 59 or higher on the TEAS V or higher test taken within three years of the program application deadline.
    • Review the TEAS Testing page for more information. (TEAS retest policy: Only two tests are allowed per calendar year, with 30 days between each test.)
  • Meet the English language requirement. If students need to complete the TOEFL, scores must be submitted by the program application deadline. An online high school, GED or high school equivalency does not meet exemption requirements.

If accepted into the Nursing program, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.

The Nursing program continually evaluates its acceptance procedures and reserves the right to make changes as needed. Speak with a Health Sciences advisor to verify the requirements to submit a program application for the application cycle for which you plan to apply.