BSN Admission Requirements
BSN Program (Pre-licensure) Admission Timeline
|Deadline for taking the TEAS test||January 30, 2021|
|Deadline for submitting application into School of Nursing||January 30, 2021|
|Deadline for submitting transcripts into the Registrar’s office||January 16, 2021|
|Deadline for receiving TEAS test results from ATI||February 2, 2021|
|Notification by the School of Nursing||By March 31, 2021|
BSN Program (Pre-licensure) Admission
Aurora University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Further application information, including application deadlines, are located on the Aurora University BSN admission website. Two admission tracks are available for the pre-licensure BSN degree option:
- Direct admission for Aurora University students in their senior year of high school who are accepted at Aurora University and
- Admission for Aurora students/transfer students.
Nursing progression policies are detailed in the annual School of Nursing Baccalaureate Student Handbook. Program requirements include, but are not limited to, fingerprint criminal background check(s) and drug screening(s), documentation of immunizations/immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases and other health requirements, health insurance, core performance standards, American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR certification, clinical attire and equipment requirements, program-specific expenses and fees, and access to private transportation.
Admission Requirements for Freshman Direct Admission
In addition to the Aurora University undergraduate admission requirements, students applying to the direct admission to nursing are required to meet the following:
- Be incoming Aurora University - high school senior
- A minimum composite ACT score of 23 or composite SAT-R score of 1130-1150,
- A minimum of an unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
Every direct admission student will maintain placement in the BSN degree program, provided the student meets the following criteria at the time the student begins the clinical nursing courses:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 and
- All prerequisite courses taken must be completed with a “C” or higher.
Admission Requirements for Aurora students/transfer students
There is a competitive, program-specific admission process for a limited number of seats in the BSN program for Aurora students or transfer students. All applications from Aurora students or transfer students are reviewed for acceptance by the Nursing Admission, Policies, and Standards Committee.
In addition to the Aurora University undergraduate admission requirements, students applying to the BSN degree program are required to meet the following:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0 scale or 3.42/5.0 at Aurora University or other accredited higher education institution.
- All prerequisite courses taken must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to the time of review of the applicant’s file for entry into the BSN degree program. Courses taken after provisional admission and prior to the beginning of the clinical nursing courses must be completed with a “C” or better.
- All science prerequisites must have been completed within the last ten years.
- Complete the TEAS (ATI) examination. Applicants may take the TEAS (ATI) exam twice in one year (that is, January – December), with at least 90 days in between test dates. The most recent score will be used for the file review.
- An interview may be requested at the discretion of the School of Nursing Admissions, Policies, and Standards Committee.
- Applicants who are graduates of foreign secondary schools where the primary language is not English must obtain a composite score of at least 550 (or a 213-220) on the computer-based test from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or ESL Level 109.
- The Nursing Admission, Polices, and Standards Committee does not deny an applicant because of an occasional “W” on his/her transcript. If an applicant has a pattern of excessive withdraws and/or course repeats, an interview may be requested.
- Students are required to have successfully completed 60 SH prior to entering the nursing program. Of those 60 SH, a maximum of 20 SH remaining will be allowed at the time the applicant’s file is reviewed for admission the semester prior to beginning clinical courses (i.e., 12 SH fall or spring & 8 SH summer).
For applicants' convenience, Aurora University offers the TEAS exam monthly. However, applicants planning on taking the TEAS elsewhere will need to fill out a request form and submit it to the Nursing Clinical and Credential Coordinator Cindi Dittrich, firstname.lastname@example.org, for approval at least 48-72 hours before taking the TEAS exam. To register, go to ATItesting.com.
Additional information about the program and policies are contained in the annual School of Nursing Baccalaureate Student Handbook.