Admission to ADN and PN Programs

Prerequisites

  • BIO 094 or test out
  • ENG 002 P2
  • MAT 003 P1 or MAT 110

Admission Requirements

TEAS V or ATI/TEAS

Scores must be within five years of application date.

  • A 58% or greater on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI/TEAS) for the PN program.
  • A 62% or greater on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI/TEAS) for the ADN program.
  • If testing occurred at a site other than ECC, test results are delivered to the College through official means by the agency that administered the test. Contact atitesting.com or (800) 667-7531.
  • All four sections of the TEAS were taken.
  • No more than two ATI/TEAS scores per fiscal year (July 1–June 30), at least 28 days apart, will be eligible.
  • TEAS Test Review Guide

GPA

Admission GPA

  • A minimum ranking GPA of 2.5 on Nursing curriculum general education courses that have been completed through Fall semester.
  • The highest grade in the attempted Nursing general education course work from any college is used in the GPA calculation.
  • An overall 2.0 GPA on all attempted courses at ECC is required.

Ranking Point Score

  • Applicants to the ADN program who receive an overall TEAS score of 62% or greater are ranked based on a point score from their TEAS score, their BIO GPA, and quality points on all attempted general education course work in the curriculum.
  • Applicants to the PN program who receive an overall TEAS score of 58% or greater are ranked based on a point score from their TEAS score, their BIO GPA, and quality points on all attempted general education course work in the curriculum.
    • The Biology GPA carries greater weight in the point score than other general education courses.

Admission Steps for ADN and PN

Repeat steps for each year of application.

Step I: Application process (Submit all by March 1)

  • Complete a Nursing Information Session between September 1, and February 28.
  • Online ECC application for admission
  • Official high school transcripts or equivalency
  • A partial transcript if currently enrolled in high school. A final transcript must be submitted at the time of graduation.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • ADN Program application and/or a Practical Nursing application
  • ATI/TEAS score (s) to Student Services. If testing occurred at a site other than ECC test results are delivered to the College through official means by the agency that administered the test. Contact atitesting.com or (800) 667-7531.

Step II: Ranking (March 31)

  • Eligible applicants are ranked according to their point score. The highest ranked applicants who have a 2.5 Admission GPA or greater will move to Step III.
    • The number of ADN applicants who move to Step III is based on available seats in the program, which varies from 30 – 50 each year.
    • The highest twenty (20) ranked PN applicants will move to Step III.
  • Applicants who have a 2.5 Admissions GPA but do not have a point score high enough to move to Step III initially will remain at Step II and receive notification that they are on a waiting list. Many applicants will give up their seat for a variety of reasons, which opens up seats for applicants on the waiting list.
  • All applicants who remain at Step II at end of Spring semester will have their Point Score recalculated with Spring grades. Ranked applicants with a 2.5 Admission GPA will move to Step III as seats become available over the summer.
  • Admission application cycle ends June 30.

Step III: Conditional Acceptance (April – July)

  • The highest ranked applicants will receive a letter of conditional acceptance and a medical form.
  • Accept or reject the seat in writing to the Nursing Admissions Counselor by the due date.
    • Attend the mandatory Health Sciences Orientation.
    • Complete medical form, background check, and drug screen by the due dates.
    • Applicants must maintain a 2.5 admissions GPA or greater through spring and summer terms.

Step IV:  Final Acceptance

Applicants who meet the clinical agencies’ employee health standards, background and drug screen requirements will be notified of final acceptance. The cost of meeting these requirements can be significant and final acceptance is dependent on meeting the due dates listed in the conditional acceptance letter.

Other Admission Information

Students who plan to apply for a scholarship, loan or a Pell grant should check with Financial Aid to determine eligibility after applying for FAFSA.

Nursing Scholarship Application