The required application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of the campus you are applying to. Neosho and Cassville accept applications from May 1 through August 1. McDonald County and Nevada accept applications from November 1 through February 1.
The selection process takes several weeks. All applicants will be contacted by letter once selection is made. Selection is based on grade point average, ACT or TEAS scores, work experience, community service and references. Acceptance is pending a criminal background check and drug screen.
Submit a $40 non-refundable fee (per campus) with the nursing application.
Be at least 19 years of age by completion of the program.
Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on completed general education courses for the Associate of Science degree in Nursing.
ACT or TEAS score: Minimum ACT composite score of 19, or a minimum ACT composite score of 18, if GPA on completed general education courses for the degree is equal to or greater than 3.0 OR TEAS score at the proficient level.
LPN bridge applicants must be licensed and eligible for Missouri licensure before starting the program and have IV certification.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a standardized entrance exam for students applying to a nursing or allied health program. The exam tests over four different subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, English and Language Usage, and Science. TEAS exams will be given at the following campus sites: Cassville, McDonald County, Nevada, and Neosho.
To find out exam dates and times and to sign up for the TEAS exam please contact the campus at which you would like to test: