Eligibility Requirements and ABSN Prerequisites
Unlike most accelerated nursing programs, our ABSN programs near Las Vegas and Salt Lake City do not require you to have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to apply. However, you must have some college experience and a solid academic track record to begin the admissions process. Your program eligibility also hinges on pre-admissions testing and your completion of the ABSN prerequisites.
To be eligible for our ABSN program in Nevada or Utah, you must meet the following GPA requirements:
I have a bachelor’s degree
I don’t have a bachelor’s degree
|Last 60 credits must meet the minimum 2.75 GPA requirement. Prerequisite courses must also meet the 2.75 GPA requirement.||Minimum of 54 credits from an accredited post-secondary institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Math and science prerequisites must also meet the 2.75 GPA requirement.|
- Satisfactory completion of the ABSN prerequisites
- Satisfactory completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
- Satisfactory completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if applicable
- Independent evaluation of foreign (non-U.S.) coursework, if applicable
Before starting the accelerated nursing program, you must complete a series of ABSN prerequisites, with your academic history determining the number of courses required. When it comes to the core nursing prerequisites, credit transfers are at the discretion of our College of Nursing.
As long as you meet all of the other admissions requirements, you can apply to our ABSN program while completing the prerequisites. If you get accepted into the program, your start date will be determined by when you complete your last prerequisite course.
I have a bachelor’s degree
I don’t have a bachelor’s degree
|You must earn a “C” grade or better in each prerequisite course and maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.||You must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in the math and science prerequisite courses as well as maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.|
|Chemistry or Biochemistry + Lab||Chemistry + Lab|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II + Labs||Anatomy + Lab|
|Microbiology + Lab||Physiology + Lab|
|Statistics||Microbiology + Lab|
|U.S. and Nevada Constitution*||Math|
|English Comp I & II|
|U.S. and Nevada Constitution*|
*Applies only to Nevada-based students and does not need to be completed prior to an ABSN program start.
Credit by Examination
We make it possible to “test out” of certain ABSN prerequisites, which is also known as credit by examination. You must meet the minimum test score requirements to receive credit. With a minimum score, you will be awarded a grade of “C” and three credits. Please be aware that our College of Nursing does not accept credit by examination for any science-based courses and that we review everything on a case-by-case basis.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a pre-entry test used to determine an applicant’s academic preparedness in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English. The TEAS is a required pre-entry exam for all prospective students wishing to apply to the College of Nursing program at Roseman. The TEAS is also required to determine a student’s eligibility to be granted an interview.
Roseman University now offers the TEAS Exam via virtual proctoring. To register for the exam please visit http://gonursing.roseman.edu/virtualteas/inquiryform.
The TEAS score must be dated within the past 12 months prior to the date of application.
- TEAS Overall: 58.7%*
- TEAS may not be taken more than 3 times in a calendar year
- No less than 4-week intervals between TEAS tests
- Require the ATI TEAS
*Minimum TEAS scores may change each academic year. Please contact an adviser at the applicable campus and program for clarification. Please note: MEETING MINIMUM TEAS REQUIREMENTS IS NOT A GUARANTEE FOR AN INTERVIEW OR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing application process is a competitive process based on the applicant pool.
Preparation for the TEAS
Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI) assists applicants to prepare for the TEAS. Preparation materials and practice tests can be found by going ATI’s online store.
TEAS Testing Sites and Registration Form
Students must have submitted an application at the time of registration to be eligible to take the exam at our Henderson or South Jordan campuses. Please email the appropriate Admissions and Enrollment Office for more information regarding the times, location, and registration of the test. Students will need to pay the testing fees online when taking the test. The cost for the test is $65.00.
TEAS Test for Out-of-State Applicants
Out-of-state students should contact ATI at 1-800-667-7531 to schedule a proctored TEAS. Applicants should inform ATI that they are taking the TEAS for the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Nursing. After completing the test, please indicate that TEAS results are sent to Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Nursing. Only results received directly from ATI will be considered official.
Students may also contact testing centers located within colleges or universities in their area to determine if they are eligible to take the TEAS test at that location.
TEAS results must be official and sent directly to Roseman University of Health Sciences from ATI. Applicants who have previously taken the TEAS within the past 12 months should go to ATI’s website to order the official test scores to be sent to Roseman University of Health Sciences.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Prospective ABSN students must take the TOEFL if they attended a post-secondary institution outside of the United States and did not earn a grade of “B” or higher in English Composition. The same testing applies to those who have not completed a year-long series of English Composition courses. The test helps measure an individual’s ability to use and understand English at the university level. There are three ways to take the TOEFL: paper, computer, or online. Each test medium is scored differently, so please speak with an admissions advisor about the minimum score requirements.
Foreign Coursework Evaluation
If you attended a college or university outside of the United States, you must have an independent evaluation of your academic credentials performed by World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates (JSA). Please speak with an admissions advisor as to what must be included in the evaluation.
Contact us to have one of our admissions advisors review your qualifications. Please note that meeting our admissions and ABSN prerequisite requirements does not guarantee enrollment in the ABSN program. Admissions requirements are subject to change without notice.