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Admissions Information and Requirements for the BSN Pre-Licensure Program

Admissions Process

The requirements include admission to Catawba College, proof of high school graduation or the equivalent, and application to the nursing major (also known as Nursing Upper Division).  The student must also have the following:

  1. Completion of all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.
    • General Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Ethics
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
    • Microbiology (with lab)
    • Chemistry (with lab)
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, upon submission of application.
  3. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Level V (5) test results. Proficient Level (70) preferred.   Submit TEAS scores with application materials or before.  
  4. Submit official transcripts of all collegiate work; unofficial for courses taken at Catawba College.
  5. Meet Core Performance Standards.
  6. Agree to adhere to the established professional behavior guidelines and dress code.
  7. Submission of a Catawba College Department of Nursing Admission Statement/Essay.
  8. Submit Application by designated deadline.        


Students who have received a failing grade in a course for a breach of academic integrity, which has been sustained by the Catawba College Institutional Review Process (Conduct Committee), will not be considered for admission into the nursing major.


Admission and Applying

You must first apply for admission and be accepted to Catawba College before applying to the BSN Pre-Licensure program:

STEP 1: Apply to Catawba

STEP 2: Apply to Nursing Program

*Students with a score slightly below the proficient level and also have a GPA above 2.5 may be eligible for admission to the Nursing Upper Division.