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.

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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.

  • Attend a MANDATORY Information Session for Nursing on the Health Sciences Campus.

  • 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.

  • Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and  college transcripts if applicable. Applications will not be processed until ALL transcripts have been received. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show date of graduation.

  • Take the placement test, if needed. Schedule and prepare for the test at the Testing Center website. Students who meet certain requirements may be exempt from testing. Please note that math is valid for 5 years for the Nursing program.

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.  

  • 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) This course must be completed, your certification must be current, and you must be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide registry ( by the Nursing application deadline.  Verification documents are attached to the Nursing clinical application. The Nurse Aide training must be either (1) completed at a state-approved facility OR  (2) you’ll need to document completion of 200 hours worked as a NA 1. Make sure to check with the school where you’ll be completing the Nurse Aide training since there may be specific documents they’ll need for you to be eligible to complete the class or take the credentialing exam.  

    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 health care 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) beginning with the Fall 2019 Nursing class(January 31, 2019 application deadline) are required to meet the English language requirement and submit an English Language Requirement Form with their application.
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher on coursework completed at Wake Tech. 

  • 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.