Welcome to the USM Nursing Application Center
for the Traditional BSN Program

Where should I apply?

If you are an incoming freshman, or if you have 30 or less transfer credits, you will need to apply to the university:

Apply to USM »


If you are transferring with more than 31 credits, you need to apply through the NursingCAS service

Apply through NursingCAS »


Call: 913-758-4381


  • February 1, 2018 (decision by March 1, 2018)

  • Rolling admissions will continue after deadlines pass until seats fill.

IMPORTANT: Submit your application and all required materials to NursingCAS 4-6 weeks before the deadline to allow time for your application to become verified by the deadline you are aiming to meet.

Until your application is verified and your ATI TEAS score has been sent to the Nursing Department your application cannot be reviewed for admission.

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1. Prerequisite Coursework

All prerequisites must be successfully completed (grade“C” or better) prior to the start of the program..

  • Nutrition

  • Chemistry w/lab

  • Microbiology w/lab

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II w/lab OR Anatomy w/lab and Physiology w/lab (8-10 credit hours)

  • Introductory Statistics

  • Introduction to Psychology OR Introduction to Sociology

  • Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence OR Human Growth and Development — or equivalent

NOTE: All courses (prerequisite and non-prerequisite) must be worth at least 3 semester credit hours. If you have taken courses on a quarter credit system, contact the Nursing Department for further advising.

2. GPA

  • Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA (calculated on a 4.0 scale)

  • Minimum 2.5 Science Prerequisite GPA - Nutrition, Chemistry w/lab, Microbiology w/lab, Anatomy w/lab, and Physiology w/lab (calculated on a 4.0 scale)


  • Minimum ATI TEAS score of 70% - taken at USM OR ATI TEAS transcript sent to Denise Billaci at [email protected]

  • Only ATI TEAS scores will be accepted. TEAS V scores will NOT be accepted.

4. Reference Evaluations

  • Two academic and/or professional NursingCAS Reference Evaluations (college professors, direct supervisors, etc.)
  • Personal references (family friends, coworkers, etc.) and high school teachers are NOT considered academic or professional references

5. Personal Statement

  • Personal Statement - minimum 500 words (topic in "Documents" section of NursingCAS application)

6. Verified NursingCAS Application

Questions? Contact USM Nursing via [email protected] or 913-758-4386.

Apply through NursingCAS »



About NursingCAS

Nursing’s Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) is a service of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. NursingCAS allows applicants to use a single online application and one set of materials to apply to multiple nursing programs at participating schools.

You are required to pay an application fee. Please visit NursingCAS for more information.

NursingCAS Contact Information

Direct questions regarding the NursingCAS application process to:

(p) 617-612-4880
(e) [email protected]

NursingCAS Mailing Address


P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

*Do not send transcripts to USM.


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Need Help? Visit the NursingCAS YouTube Channel »