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 »

 

Questions?
Call: 913-758-4381

DEADLINES

  • Early Decision: February 1, 2017 (decision by April 1)

  • Regular Decision: March 15, 2017 (decision by May 1)

  • 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 emily.jefferies@stmary.edu, your application cannot be reviewed for admission.
 

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

 

1. Prerequisite Coursework


All prerequisites must be successfully completed (grade“C” or better) by August 15, 2017.
 

  • Biology w/lab — must contain genetics component

  • 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)

  • Intermediate Algebra — or higher level math course

  • 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 emily.jefferies@stmary.edu for further advising.
 


2. GPA


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

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



3. ATI TEAS


  • Minimum ATI TEAS score of 70% - taken at USM OR ATI TEAS transcript sent to emily.jefferies@stmary.edu.

  • 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 emily.jefferies@stmary.edu or 913-758-4381.

Apply through NursingCAS »

 
 

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 a $45 first-time application fee, and $30 for any subsequent applications.

NursingCAS Contact Information

Direct questions regarding the NursingCAS application process to:

(p) 617-612-4880
(e) Nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org



NursingCAS Mailing Address

Direct OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to*:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

*Do not send transcripts to USM.

 

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