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College of Nursing

Students must be admitted to East Tennessee State University by the nursing application deadline dates. Since admission to the university can take several weeks, students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the nursing deadlines. Consideration for the nursing major cannot be guaranteed if full admission to the university has not been obtained.

The Admissions Process

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Step 1.

Meet Gen Ed and GPA Requirements, as well as complete the TEAS V.

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Step 2.

Apply to the College of Nursing through the Nursing CAS website.

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Step 3.

Receive your admissions decision and accept admission if approved

 

1. General Education Requirements
Please click here to review the University General Education requirements. (A new window should open)
2. Minimum Cumulative College Level GPA

A minimum cumulative College Level GPA of 2.6 as computed by East Tennessee State University (excluding developmental coursework) is required.

3. Apply through Nursing CAS
  • Students must apply to the College of Nursing using the Centralized Application System (Nursing CAS).
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges attended (including dual enrollment during high school) must be sent to CAS. 
  • Transfer students must also apply for General Admission to ETSU. 
  • This should be done well in advance of the application deadline.

Detailed instructions and information are available at the Nursing’s Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) [A new window should open]

4. TEAS V

Applicants must submit (electronically) all scores from the TEAS V standardized entrance exam. The TEAS V may be taken twice within a two year period, but not twice in the same semester.  Scores are valid for two years.  Information about scheduling and preparing for the TEAS can be found at www.atitesting.com

5. What is not required?

ETSU College of Nursing does NOT require references, a personal statement or professional experience for admission.

6. Clinical Health Care Requirements

 

To protect themselves and clients and to meet the requirements of the clinical agencies, students must meet certain clinical health care requirements. For students making application beginning fall 2018 and after, the following Hepatitis B requirements must be met:

Hepatitis B Vaccine

a. Positive antibody titer OR three (3) doses according to the following schedule
     a. First dose: at elected date
     b. Second dose: at least four (4) weeks after the first dose
     c. Third dose: at least eight (8) weeks after the second dose and sixteen (16) weeks after the first dose

b. Any student enrolled in a higher education institution who is a health science student expected to have patient contact shall present proof of protection again Hepatitis B before patient contact begins.
     For purposes of this paragraph adequate immunization is defined as:
     a. Complete hepatitis B vaccine series or
     b. Laboratory evidence of immunity or infection

c. An individual may be exempted from the requirements of this section only under the following circumstances:
     Where a physician licensed by the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Osteopathic Examiners or a Health Department determines that a particular vaccine is contraindicated for one of the following reasons:
      a. the individual meets the criteria for contraindication set forth in the manufacturer’s vaccine package insert; or 
     b. the individual meets the criteria for contraindication published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control or the ACIP; 
     c. in the best professional judgment of the physician, based upon the individual’s medical condition and history, the risk of harm from the vaccine outweighs the potential benefit.

d. If the series is delayed between doses, the vaccine should be continued from where it was left off.

e. Should the student present a report for a blood test for antibody to Hepatitis B (Hb, Ab) and the result shows that the individual did not respond adequately to the vaccine series, the three-dose series must be repeated.

f. Hepatitis B vaccines and antibody titers (serology for immunity) are available at the ETSU Student Health Services on an appointment only basis and for a fee. Immunizations Schedule Monday –Friday 8:00-11:30 and 1:30-3:30.

 

Failure in providing the required information will result in the student not being allowed to start ETSU clinical nursing courses.

 

7. Applicant Ranking

Applicants are ranked by a point system which includes 100 possible points in 4 areas: Overall GPA, Math/Science Nursing Pre-requisite GPA, Adjusted Individual Total Score, and Adjusted Individual Reading section score of the TEAS V for a total of 400 possible points.  Applicants are admitted in point order.

 

OVERALL GPA *

100 Points Available

Includes all college level courses

 

OverallGPA Ranges

Admissions Points

3.8-4.0

100

3.6-3.79

90

3.4-3.59

80

3.2-3.39

70

3.0-3.19

60

2.8-2.99

50

2.6-2.79

40

<2.6

 

 

MATH/SCIENCE GPA**

100 Points Available

GPA includes Nursing Pre-requisites only (A&P I,II, Micro, & Prob/Stats)

*At least 3 must be completed 1 can be in progress*

 

Math/ScienceGPA Ranges

Admissions Points

3.8-4.0

100

3.6-3.79

90

3.4-3.59

80

3.2-3.39

70

3.0-3.19

60

2.8-2.99

50

2.6-2.79

40

2.2-2.59

20

2.0-2.19

10

<2

0

 

TEAS V POINTS***

200 Points Available

Total (all 4 sections): 100   Reading section only: 100

 

TOTAL SCORE

READING

Adjusted individual Total score

= number of points earned.

Adjusted individual Reading score

= number of points earned

   

*A Total Score below 50 earns

0 points

*A Score below 50 earns

0 points

 

 

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