Admission Criteria for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure Program

Students who have completed all general education requirements and nursing support courses may apply for the bachelor degree in Nursing. An applicant will be considered for admission into the pre-licensure nursing program if the following criteria are met:

  • Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  • Earned a minimum cumulative science grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (in Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Chemistry, and Microbiology)
  • Successfully complete the ATI – Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam with a comprehensive score of 68% or better, and with sub-scores in Math, Science, and Reading of 68% or better.
  • Held in good standing at previous colleges and universities attended

Students are expected to earn a TEAS reading sub-score of 58.7% or better. If a student earns a total TEAS score of 68% or better but falls below the 58.7% reading sub-score threshold, the student will be admitted with an accompanying reading improvement plan.

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All BSN Pre-Licensure Applicants are required to take the TEAS Exam

The Test of the Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) helps determine if you’re ready to pursue your Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. The TEAS exam tests basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, and science as well as English and language usage. The objective assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing program applicants.

Registering for the TEAS Exam

The TEAS Exam is offered at Oak Point University on select dates. Students can register for the exam by filling out an online application and paying the application fee. Read more about the TEAS Exam and TEAS exam dates offered at Oak Point.

BSN Pre-Licensure Application Requirements

  • Submit a completed online application
  • Submit the required application fee
  • Submit ATI-TEAS score(s)
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Once accepted into the University, a student’s file must be completed before the start of classes and includes the following:

  • Enrollment Fee
  • Satisfactory completion of criminal background check
  • Satisfactory completion of Drug Screening Test
  • Proof of Completion of all required health documentation
  • Complete clinical compliance documentation

Start Terms and Application Deadlines

The BSN pre-licensure program starts in the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters each year.

  • Fall application deadline is April 1st or until all seats are filled
  • Spring Priority application deadline is September 1st and the application deadline is December 17. , or until all seats are filled
  • Summer application deadline is February 1st or until all seats are filled

This section was designed to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the BSN program.

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BSN Pre-Licensure Educational Prerequisites

All general education and pre-nursing courses must be completed before starting the BSN program. Check our college transfer guide to see which courses will transfer to Oak Point.

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Prerequisites General Education and Pre-Nursing Courses

English/Communication 9
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 9
Humanities and Fine Arts 9
College Math/Statistics 3
Physical and Life Sciences 7
General Electives 2
General Chemistry (with Lab)* 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with Lab)* 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with Lab)* 4
Microbiology (with Lab)* 4
Statistics* 3
Lifespan Development* 3
Total Hours 61

*Please note that all college math courses and the sciences courses must have been completed no more than seven years prior to your intended semester of enrollment. Physical and Life Sciences must include 1 course from each area. A course from Physical Sciences or Life Sciences must have a Lab (L) designation. General education physical and life sciences, college math, and social and behavioral sciences credits that have been fulfilled by nursing support coursework may be substituted with general elective coursework.

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  • Learn more detailed information about the BSN Pre-Licensure Program
  • Set up an appointment with an admissions counselor
  • Start you application process
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