Nursing Admission Requirements

After being accepted to NNU, students wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing must meet the additional requirements for acceptance into the nursing program found below. It is recommended that students attend the transfer nursing student information session or meet with the pre-nursing advisor. The timeline for the admission process has changed.  Please read and review the updated Admission Packet carefully to be aware of these changes.

Admission Requirements

  1. Cumulative GPA of 2.750 on a scale of 4.0 in the following prerequisites
    • BIOL2010 + lab
    • BIOL2030 + lab
    • CHEM1210 + lab
    • PSYC1550
    • ENGL1030
    • SOGY1550
    • NURS2100
  2. Apply and be accepted to Northwest Nazarene University Undergraduate Admission before submitting an application to the Department of Nursing Pre-licensure Program.
  3. Submit online Application for Admission to the Department of Nursing Pre-licensure Program.
  4. Meet designated requirements of an entrance exam such as the TEAS.  The TEAS will be offered on various days during the spring semester.  A retake will be offered before the May 1st deadline.
  5. Meet health requirements

Submission of Application

Completed Application Due: The submission for applications has closed.
Acceptance Letter Sent to Student: June 1

Selection Process

All completed applications will be reviewed by the Department of Nursing Admission and Progression Committee. All qualified applicants will be ranked for admission to the Bachelor of Science, Nursing program based on their GPA and their TEAS score. Admission to the Bachelor of Science, Nursing program is not guaranteed. If a student who is selected for admission forfeits the opportunity to enter the program, then the next qualified applicant in the ranking will be given the entry option.

Admission Rubric

A student must receive a combined score (TEAS points + GPA points) of at least 40 to be considered for ranking for admission to the Bachelor of Science, Nursing program.

TEAS Total Score:*

TEAS Score Points
51-55 5
56-60 10
61-65 15
66-70 20
71-75 25
76-80 30
81-85 35
86-90 40
91-95 45
96-100 50

Grade Point Average of Nursing Pre-requisite Courses:

A minimum GPA of 2.750 must be obtained in order to be considered for ranking in the Bachelor of Science, Nursing program.

GPA Points
2.75-2.99 15
3.00-3.24 20
3.25-3.49 25
3.50-3.74 30


NNU Priority

An additional 5 points will be given to students who have taken at least 11 credits of nursing pre-requisites at NNU. These points are only available to students who have already met the eligibility requirement of at least 40 points on the rubric above.  


Upon receiving the acceptance letter to the Bachelor of Science, Nursing program, students are to complete all clinical requirements before the designated deadline or forfeit the opportunity to enter the program. Routine NNU registration procedures must be followed.

*The TEAS can be taken twice in an application cycle