Nursing Program Enrollment Requirements

Prior to applying for acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program a student must complete the following steps:

  1. Meet the general admission requirements as noted in the Admissions Requirements (General), and submit an application to Northeast State Community College.
  2. Be accepted by Northeast State Community College.
  3. Indicate the associate of applied science degree in Nursing as the desired major on the Northeast State application form.
  4. Seek advisement from the student's assigned nursing advisor to establish a program plan of study.
  5. Complete all required learning support courses prior to applying to the associate of applied science degree nursing program.
  6. Demonstrate computer competency/proficiency as required by the nursing division through one of the following:
    1. Completion of INFS 1010: Computer Applications, 3 credits. Please note - INFS 1010: Computer Applications will not transfer into Northeast State if taken in excess of 10 years in the past.
    2. Completing Credit by Examination at Northeast State, 0 credits. Credit by Examination may not transfer into Northeast State from other colleges/universities.
  7. Complete BIOL 2010: Anatomy and Physiology I, lecture and lab; BIOL 2020: Anatomy and Physiology II, lecture and lab; ENGL 1010: Composition I; and MATH 1530: Probability and Statistics; and the Computer Competency/Proficiency Requirement with a grade of "C" or better for each.
    1. Biological science courses previously taken must have been completed within the last ten years and must be a total of four (4) credit hours.
  8. Complete the required entrance test*. Completion date must be within one year of applying to the program.
  9. Achieve a GPA of 2.75 in all college courses, excluding learning support coursework.
  10. Complete the Nursing Program Application process as described in "Applying to the A.A.S. Nursing Degree Program". Submission of all requirements must be received by the established deadline date and time as a complete packet.
  11. Provide documentation to the dean of Nursing that the student is, with reasonable accommodation, physically and mentally capable of performing the essential job functions of a registered nurse as outlined in the Core Performance Standards of Admission and Progression adopted by the Tennessee Board of Regents institutions offering nursing programs.
  12. For students wishing to apply to the LPN to RN track, documentation of a current, active LPN license must be provided with the nursing application.

*Contact the Nursing Division for information regarding the entrance test required.