Due to the lack of testing centers, students can meet the Nurse Aide requirement by either (1) having a current listing on the NC Nurse Aide registry OR (2) providing documentation of completion of a state-approved Nurse Aide program within the past 2 years. Students must submit the Nurse Aide documentation with their clinical Nursing applications to [email protected] by the January 31, 2021 deadline

The Associate Degree 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 which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry, and community agencies.

Information regarding the RN to BSN Articulation Agreement

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
[email protected]

Nursing Admission Checklist

All Applicants Must Complete The Following Requirements:

PHASE I: Apply to Wake Tech. The following steps are required to be classified as a Pre-Nursing student (working toward admission to the Nursing program).

  • Complete the NC Residency Determination Interview.  
    A residency determination will be provided within 3 business days of completion. For more information regarding residency, visit:

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.

  • Complete the MANDATORY Information Session for Nursing. Session is currently only offered online.

  • Request official transcript(s) from high school, or high school equivalency, and previous college(s). Transcripts may be sent electronically to [email protected]Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. 

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits. Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.

PHASE II: The following items are requirements as determined by the Nursing program and are not required to be accepted to be a pre-Nursing Wake Tech student. Note that entry into the Nursing classes is a competitive process; submitting a clinical Nursing application does not guarantee acceptance.

  • Submit separate application (Form 1486) for the Associate Degree Nursing program (clinical). All the requirements above must have been met or the application will not be reviewed. The application deadline is January 31st for the fall semester and July 31st for the spring semester. Note: A new Nursing application must be submitted for every deadline.  Please email your filled clinical application to the Perry Health Sciences Campus Admissions and Academic advisors at [email protected]

  • Demonstrate a chemistry or biology proficiency. This proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: one unit of a high school chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better; or CHM 090 (Chemistry Concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a grade of “C” or better; or completion of Wake Tech’s chemistry tutorial (CheMOOC); or completion of BIO 110, BIO 111, or CHM 130 or higher (or a transfer equivalent class) with a grade of “C” or better; or completion of BIO 168 (or a transfer equivalent class) with a grade of “C” or higher within 5 years of beginning the first clinical Nursing (NUR) class.

  • Complete ATI TEAS or TEAS V testing (Test of Essential Academic Skills). It is advisable to take the TEAS after you have completed ENG 111, ENG 112, BIO 168, and BIO 169. Register to take the TEAS *Please note that TEAS scores are valid for three years. 

    Applicants must meet the required minimum score of 59 or higher on the Composite score (average of all 4 sections) to be eligible for consideration. A minimum score of 59 does not guarantee acceptance into the ADN program. Additional points will be added to the ranking points for ATI TEAS composite scores: 6 points for 71-80; 12 points for 81-90; or 20 points 91-100. No points will be added if the ATI TEAS composite score is less than 71.

  • Nurse Aide 1 (NA 1) - Please note for the January 31, 2021 AND the July 31, 2021 clinical application deadline, students can verify their Nurse Aide completion in one of two ways. The first way is to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide Registry. The second way is to provide verification of successfully passing a state approved Nurse Aide class within the past 2 years by the application deadline. Please submit documentation (NC Nurse Aide registry listing or certification of completion of Nurse Aide class) with your clinical application.

    Wake Tech’s Workforce Continuing Education Division offers a Nurse Aide class. The registration process is done online at  Please note the registration cost will not be covered by financial aid. 

  • English Language Requirement.  All healthcare workers (native and non-native US English speakers alike) are expected to use clear communication skills in the workplace. Students whose native language is not US English are expected to demonstrate "near-native" US English language abilities for both academic success in nursing as well as patient safety.  To confirm this ability, all students entering the Nursing Program (ADN/LPN) are required to meet the English language requirement.  The form is attached to the clinical application that is linked in the first bullet. Please note that an online high school, GED, or high school equivalency does not meet exemption requirements.

Details regarding the English Language Requirement

  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher on coursework completed at Wake Tech. 

  • The Nursing program is a limited enrollment program.  To select applicants for programs with limited clinical spaces, Wake Tech uses a competitive admissions procedure with a point system – NOT a waiting list. Applicants who are eligible to be ranked will be assigned points based on the grades earned in the general education classes required for their program – general education classes such as ENG 111, PSY 150, and BIO 168. The better the grade, the more points a student will be awarded.  Please note that grades of "C" or better are required in all program-related curriculum classes. 

    • Please note the following:  (1) BIO classes must have been completed within 5 years of the first NUR class.  (2) Effective July 31, 2023 clinical application deadline for Spring 2024 entry, to receive points for BIO 168 and BIO 169, the labs must be seated. Online BIO 168 and BIO 169 classes will not earn points. Points will be awarded for a hybrid class as long as the lab section is seated.

  • Once admitted into the NUR classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.

Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.